Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

For a great dessert on the grill, you can’t beat a Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Get your grill fired up to 350 and have it setup for indirect heat – and grill some cake! Print
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Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe


  • 1 can pineapple sliced
  • 1 jar marsciano cherries
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter (halved)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


  1. Prepare smoker or grill for indirect cooking at 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size iron skillet add 1/2 stick if melted butter. Swirl the skillet so the butter costs the sides and bottom evenly. Sprinkle brown sugar around the bottom of skillet.
  3. Arrange pineapple slices in a single layer and place cherries in thecenter if each ring.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, & salt.
  5. Add buttermilk, eggs, and 1/2 stick if melted butter. Whisk ingredients to combine.
  6. Pour cake batter into the iron skillet and place in the smoker. Cook for 45 min to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cake from the smoker and allow to cook for 5-10 min. Flip the cake onto a serving platter and serve.

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Comments 19

  1. Malcom, Your Cornish hen recipe was out of this world. You know your stuff. I smoked it on a Weber Smokey Mountain. Very moist, tender. Followed each of your steps turned out perfect.

  2. I have a 12″ skillet and a 13 1/4 ”
    Which one would better for the Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  3. Oh Boy, What a nugget, now I know how the gold rush settlers felt out on the trail. another great one for the REC TEC smoker. can’t wait to try. THANK YOU !!

  4. I tried this recipe but substituted the pineapple and cherries with fresh razzberrys. About 1 per square inch. Really good flavor with a nice tart contrast to the caramelish brown sugar and butter.

    Thanks for posting Malcolm

  5. This was amazing! We made it in our gas grill with indirect heat and we will define repeat! Served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream!

  6. I am very impressed with this recipe. It was easy to follow, pretty to look at, and delicious to eat! It came out perfectly.

  7. This looked so good I went out and invested in cast iron to try. Made it for Thanksgiving, knocked it out of the park. The best pineapple upside down cake I’ve ever had. And we make it quite a bit. Just amazing.

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