Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper

The tropical flavors of summer are mixed with deep, luscious flavors of vanilla and brown sugar for a Pineapple Upside Cake that is so easy to prepare, it’ll quickly become your new go-to dessert.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper - Take A Bite Out of Boca    

#SundaySupper is throwing a Virtual Summer BBQ Party and you’re all invited! Thanks to Jennie from The Messy Baker for hosting! Every week I participate in #SundaySupper, I think about what it would be like if all of us was actually getting together in person and sharing the amazing dishes we create. Can you imagine how much fun (and food) we’d have?! Well, I don’t have to imagine anymore because TONIGHT I will be sharing a real, live Sunday Supper with many members of this awesome group!

Since we’re all in Orlando this weekend for the Food and Wine Conference, those of us who are sticking around after all the conference activities are done today will be meeting up for dinner at Taverna Opa (not affiliated with the one I was recently at in Delray). I decided not to drive back to Boca until Monday morning — why trek back after a long day when I can easily stay over one more night. It’s nice not having to worry about flight schedules and do things on your own time. The beauty of attending Florida conferences!

Anyway, while I’m attending hands-on sessions, blogging seminars and eating yummy food all day, you can check out what the #SundaySupper crew has in store for our Summer BBQ Party. Naturally there will be plenty of potato and pasta salads and lots of things to throw on the grill, so I wanted to make sure we had some good dessert! Nothing screams summer more than a nice, juicy piece of fresh pineapple, especially when it’s laced with butter and brown sugar and set atop a warm vanilla cake. I just made myself so hungry for this Pineapple Upside Down. I’d never made nor eaten one before. One day I was browsing on Pinterest and came across one that looked amazing and decided right then and there that I absolutely had to have one. My roommate had a recipe from one of her old friends and we planned to make it that weekend. I couldn’t believe how easy it was — we did use boxed cake mix which definitely slashes time and effort way down. You could totally make your own vanilla cake if you wanted, but I was perfectly fine with this shortcut. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper  - Take A Bite Out of Boca

Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper  - Take A Bite Out of Boca

Melted butter and brown sugar are topped with sliced pineapple and vanilla cake batter is poured over top. Then once the cake has baked and cooled, you’ll flip it over and see the gorgeous topping that was once submerged underneath all that cakey-goodness. The brown sugar caramelizes and forms almost like a crust, the pineapple is crisp and still retains all of its juiciness. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper - Take A Bite Out of Boca

I made the cake again the following weekend. Now that I think about it, I need to make it again. Soon. And many more times after that.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper - Take A Bite Out of Boca 


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Pineapple Upside Down Cake #SundaySupper  - Take A Bite Out of Boca

Enjoy our Summer BBQ Party line-up! 



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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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