Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield
10 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Upside-down cakes are classically made in a cast-iron skillet because it gives the cake a crisp edge, cooks it evenly, and keeps it moist.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Melt butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet; sprinkle evenly with brown sugar. Drain pineapple slices over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Place 1 pineapple ring in center of skillet. Cut remaining pineapple rings in half; arrange around center pineapple ring. Sprinkle evenly with coconut. Set aside.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. Combine reserved juice, banana, oil, and egg, stirring with a whisk. Add pineapple juice mixture to flour mixture, stirring until combined. Pour flour mixture over coconut. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Ratings & Reviews

beccab3's Review

palusami1
July 20, 2014
N/A

Ltoeat's Review

lightcooking80
May 10, 2014
Very moist with tropical flavors. I cut back the amount of sugar and it still came out supper sweet. Used only 1/2 cup of brown sugar and unsweetened coconut flakes. Did not have a cast iron skillet, so I just used a round cake pan. Next time I would drain the pineapple and press out more juice, because the bottom layer is a little wet.

REISER's Review

MimiLaurie
March 27, 2013
Love this recipe!! It's a family favorite now!! We had it for dessert and then ate it again for breakfast in the morning!! DELISH!!

MimiLaurie's Review

Sizzla
March 13, 2013
N/A

myzkyti's Review

Ltoeat
August 24, 2012
This cake was amazing. Super easy to make, incredibly moist, and delicious! I don't care for bananas, but even I really liked this cake. It got rave reviews in my house, and has now been demanded as the birthday cake of choice! This one is absolutely a keeper.

Sizzla's Review

beccab3
May 07, 2012
Super easy to make, incredibly moist and crazy delicious! Got rave reviews from dinner guests.

palusami1's Review

myzkyti
April 26, 2012
WOW, SIMPLE AND EASY. TESTED MY NEW CAST IRON SKILLET AND WORKED GREAT. NEXT TEST IN BBQ GRILL. AND YES IT TASTED GREAT. PROBABLY TRY AGAVE NEXT TIME INSTEAD OF SUGAR

lightcooking80's Review

REISER
October 17, 2011
this was sooooo good. I omitted the banana and should have taken about 5 mins off the cooking, so next time i will. I was great though!