Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

These are super easy pineapple upside down cakes cooked on the grill. Build these cakes with pineapple, sponge cakes, brown sugar, butter and a red cherry and seal in a foil packet for grilling.
Course Cake
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jere@One Hot Oven


  • 20 oz can sliced pineapple
  • 1 package pre made dessert sponge cakes 6 to a pack
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Aluminum foil


  • Turn on the grill for pre heat.
  • Make foil square that is 8" x 8" (approximately)
  • In the middle of a foil square place a small pat of butter, about 1/2 a tablespoon
  • Put a tablespoon of brown sugar on top of the butter
  • Put one pineapple slice on top of the brown sugar
  • Put a maraschino cherry in the center of the pineapple slice
  • Place the sponge cake upside down over the pineapple slice.
  • Take the 2nd pieces of foil and lay over the cake and crimp the edges of both pieces of foil to make a packet Try not to make the packet too little as this grills better with an airier packet.
  • Turn the grill burners on low and place the packets on the grates
  • Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until you can hear the butter and brown sugar sizzling.
  • Remove from the grill and let cool about 10 minutes.
  • Turn the foil pack over and carefully open to reveal your cake.