Pineapple Upside Down Cake Mix Hack

Sometimes I want cake more than I want to bake. We’ve all been there and in those instances I do something crazy…I buy a cake mix. I know, I know, your jaw just dropped. But seriously, mixes are good and easy. Plus, mixes are easier to bake with when my sous chef is helping since it requires fewer items be measured. So, in moments like that when something fun needs to be eaten but not a lot of time needs to be spent in the kitchen, I use a mix. Today, I’m telling you how I hacked, for lack of a better word, a plain vanilla cake mix to make an amazing Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

Just One Bite

This is the big secret here…. I replaced the non-oil liquid in the mix instructions with pineapple juice. Boom. That’s it. Also, I put a layer of pineapple on the bottom of the pan, which is kinda what makes the whole concept of Pineapple Upside Down Cake work. Here are photos of the process.

Baking A Cake As Fast As I Can

Cook's Eye View

Ready to Bake

Gooey Topping

Can't Resist

Perfect Bite


What cake mix hack do you love?

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