Pineapple Upside Down Cake | One Dish Kitchen
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake For One

An easy to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe made from scratch. This classic dessert features a tender buttery cake with a caramelized pineapple slice and cherries. This single serving treat is baked in a ramekin and is the perfect dessert for one.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cool15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 575kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 pineapple slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry

For The Cake Batter

  • 1 tablespoon butter , very soft
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk , any percentage, soy, or almond milk.


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Butter the sides of an 8-ounce or 10-ounce ramekin. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and brown sugar. Pour into ramekin and spread so the entire bottom of the ramekin is covered. 
    butter and sugar in a bowl
  • Top with the pineapple slice and put the cherry in the center hole.
    pineapple and cherry in a baking dish
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together softened butter and sugar until well combined.
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix well.
    pineapple upside down cake batter
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt and stir until just combined.
    batter for a pineapple upside down cake
  • Stir in milk.
  • Pour batter into the ramekin and use the back of a spoon to smooth the batter over the pineapple. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    batter poured over pineapple in a pineapple upside down cake
  • Place on a cooling rack to cool, 15 minutes. Place a plate over the top of the ramekin and invert. Cake should come right out onto the plate.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.5mg