Pineapple Upside-Down


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 16 oz. can pineapple slices, in juice
  • 8 oz. jar maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 18.25 oz box yellow cake mix
  • (plus ingredients required to make mix, normally eggs, water, and oil)
  • Other Supplies
  • charcoal
  • aluminum foil
  • serving platter (or cooking sheet)


  • Line 12” dutch oven (d.o.) with aluminum foil and place butter in foil.
  • Mix cake mix according to package directions, substituting juice from pineapples for much of the water required.
  • Place dutch oven on 9 coals and place 15 coals on lid and melt margarine.
  • Arrange pineapple slices on bottom of d.o., place a cherry in the center of each slice.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over fruit.
  • Pour cake batter over the fruit.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Turning oven and lid at 15 minutes.
  • Remove cake from d.o. using foil and cover with additional foil.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Turn upside down and peel away foil.

Submitted by Matt Hackney (#3518 ), Georgia Unit, Region 3

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