Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Toasted Pecans

Do you like an easy and yummy dessert? Like right now easy? When I want easy I always make this one….it takes a few minutes to put together…and it is soooo worth it!

I LIKE pineapple and marachino cherries….
 I love desserts with fruit in them….

And I LOVE Pineapple Upside Down Cake….yum! 

I just doctor up a yellow cake mix by adding a cup of sour cream, a small vanilla pudding,  and a few other things….

Ingredients and Recipe

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Nuts make anything tastier…mmmm…..

Then I spray a cake pan (glass, oval shaped) with Pam and pour 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter  and some chopped walnuts.
Line Pan with…..
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 cup butter melted
1/2 cup to 3/4 cups walnuts

Brown sugar and the walnuts…don’t forget to dot them with pieces of butter…..

Then after mixing up the cake mix….I decorate that nutty, sugary pan with the rings of pineapple….

 Then dot the insides of the pineapple with marachino cherries.  They add the really pretty touch to the dessert. Then pour the cake mix on top and bake for 30 to 35 minutes on 350.  It is super easy!

Mixing up the yellow cake mix batter……
Adding the extra oil, sour cream and pudding to the mix……

All those nuts and the brown sugar and butter make it a decadent topping for your yummy pineapple cake! 

Bake up that baby!  
Here it is just out of the oven….The sour cream and pudding mix make the batter really rich and tasty! 

Try to include a ring and a cherry in each serving for a great presentation….
This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts!