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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19 responses to “Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe”

  1. Scot Colucci says:

    Don’t you get a Smokey flavor from previous uses. If so how does it taste? Love your videos.

  2. Donnie says:

    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.

  3. Peter Onorio says:

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

  4. Jeff Bartels says:

    Hey there! Do you have just a smoked pineapple recipe that you could share?

  5. JOEL RICE says:

    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 !!

  6. Davy says:

    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

  7. Demiko says:

    I’ve followed this recipe verbatim twice. Each time the pineapples stick to the skillet. Any recommendations

  8. Scott Smith says:

    This turned out awesome. Can’t wait to make it again.

  9. Justine C Turner says:

    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!

  10. Korinna says:

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

  11. Jason Boyle says:

    Can i use self rising flour instead of baking powder?

  12. Bryson m says:

    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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