Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Jars

June 24, 2022 By: Comments
15 Minutes
40 minutes (plus cooling time)
Sweet and scrumptious, these shareable jars are sure to bring a smile to all – at a low cost! The cake is baked right in the jar for easy clean up, and the pineapple and whipped cream layers look pretty through the glass. A vibrant red cherry on top is the perfect finishing touch on these budget-friendly treats.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray nine 8-ounce Mason jars with nonstick cooking spray and arrange them on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3-4 minutes or until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix in the vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low, in three parts, alternate adding the dry ingredients with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  5. Evenly divide the batter between the Mason jars. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool while preparing the pineapple layer.
  6. Chop the pineapple into 1/2-inch pieces.
  7. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pineapple, brown sugar and salt and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  8. Evenly divide the pineapple mixture between the Mason jars.
  9. Add a swirl of whipped cream on top of the pineapple, and top with a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip: If not serving immediately, prepare the pineapple topping as directed and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top the cakes with the pineapple topping, whipped cream and a cherry just before serving."