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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
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple, upside down cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 93kcal
Author Jere@One Hot Oven


  • 20 oz can sliced pineapple
  • 1 package pre-made dessert sponge cakes 6 to a pack
  • 6 Maraschino cherries
  • 3-4 tbls Butter
  • 3-4 tbls Brown Sugar
  • Aluminum foil


  • Turn on the grill for preheat.
  • Make foil squares that are 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.


These foil packets will be very hot.  Use tongs and oven mitts to move from the grill when done cooking.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.8g | Fat: 6.6g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 60mg