Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!

Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!
With nuts

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of your very first Lovefoodie supporters, Bonnie Price.
Bonnie is always experimenting and making new recipes, and this time she is showing us her crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake.


Bonnie says it took a few goes before she got the recipe how she wanted, and now it's perfect! So without further ado, let's introduce Bonnie! I love making new recipes in my crockpot and this is one of my cakes which I have tweaked and improved on over the years. Now it's perfect!

You can also make this recipe using the oven or your multi cooker, so use whatever suits you!

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Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!
Without nuts

The photos below show our pineapple upside-down cake with and without nuts as we have some family who can't eat nuts.

Note, if you don't have crockpot liners, you can use foil. I have made it using both and they work well!
Recipe by Bonnie Price

Prep Time

20minutes

Cook Time

2 - 2 1/2 Hours

Yield

4 - 6 Persons

What you need

5 qt crockpot

Ingredients

1 box of pineapple cake mix (prepare according to box BUT substitute MILK for water) Duncan Hines is excellent
1 Tablespoon Rum or Orange extract (let your taste dictate)
1 Can pineapple rings or 1 fresh pineapple cut into 8 rings
1 Can maraschino cherries
1 Cup / 200 g brown sugar
Small bag of pecans or walnuts
1/4 Cup / 60 ml pineapple juice
3 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions

1. Butter the inside of a slow cooker, line completely with foil, and then butter the foil. Leave top edges exposed and folded over to use as “handles”.

Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, showing how to line crockpot with foil

Turn on high. Sprinkle brown sugar over the foil on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Add a couple of dots of butter to this layer. (OR – line with a crock pot liner and follow the same directions)

2. Cover the bottom with the pineapple slices in a ring pattern, placing one in the center and pressing the pineapple into the sugar. If desired, place one cherry in the center of each pineapple ring. Pour pineapple juice over the rings, add pecans, add a few dots of butter

3. Prepare the cake mix, per directions, but substitute milk for water and add the 1 tbs of rum or orange extract

4. Pour the batter over the pineapples and smooth with a spatula to even it out.

Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, showing batter

5. Lay a doubled length of paper towel from end to end over the top of the slow cooker, to line the lid and create a tighter seal. (The paper towel helps to collect additional condensation from dripping off the lid back onto the cake.)

Cover the cake tightly with the lid and continue to cook on high until the cake begins to brown slightly on the sides and springs back when touched in the middle.

Check at 2 hours. (cook time will vary with foil and liner)

Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, showing cake cooking

When the cake is done turn off the slow cooker and let the cake set, about 20 minutes more.

Crockpot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, showing cake cooked

Using the foil or liner, lift the cake from the slow cooker; set it on the counter to cool, about 30 minutes more. Fold back the foil or liner, and carefully invert the cake onto a platter so you can see the caramelized pineapples.

Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!

Serving Suggestions :
Slice or spoon cake into bowls and serve with ice cream, if desired.

Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!

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Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!

Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Crock Pot Pecan Pineapple Upside Down Cake, an easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for a soft cake. A popular family dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of pineapple cake mix Duncan Hines is excellent, prepare according to box BUT substitute MILK for water
  • 1 Tablespoon Rum or Orange extract, let your taste dictate
  • 1 Can pineapple rings or 1 fresh pineapple cut into 8 rings
  • 1 Can maraschino cherries
  • 1 Cup / 200 g brown sugar
  • Small bag of pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup / 60 ml pineapple juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions

  1. Butter the inside of a slow cooker, line completely with foil and then butter the foil. Leave top edges exposed and folded over to use as “handles”. Turn on high.
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar over the foil on the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a couple of dots of butter to this layer. (OR – line with a crockpot liner and follow the same directions)
  3. Cover the bottom with the pineapple slices, placing one in the center and pressing the pineapple into the sugar. If desired, place one cherry in the center of each pineapple ring. Pour pineapple juice over the rings, add pecans, add a few dots of butter
  4. Prepare the cake mix, per directions, but substitute milk for water and add the 1 tbs of rum or orange extract
  5. Pour the batter over the pineapples and smooth with a spatula to even it out.
  6. Lay a doubled length of paper towel from end to end over the top of the slow cooker, to line the lid and create a tighter seal. !(The paper towel helps to collect additional condensation from dripping off the lid back onto the cake.)
  7. Cover the cake tightly with the lid and continue to cook on high until the cake begins to brown slightly on the sides and springs back when touched in the middle. Check at 2 hours. (cook time will vary with foil and liner) When cake is done turn off the slow cooker and let the cake set, about 20 minutes more.
  8. Using the foil or liner, lift the cake from the slow cooker; set on the counter to cool, about 30 minutes more. Fold back the foil or liner, and carefully invert cake onto a platter so you can see the caramelized pineapples.

Serving Suggestions :

  1. Slice or spoon cake into bowls and serve with ice cream, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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