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Rice Cooker Upside-Down Pineapple Cake

An easy and delicious cake that's made in a rice cooker! Slices of juicy pineapple are arranged on the bottom of the cooker, then topped with a cake batter and cooked until golden brown.

Tasty Team
89% would make again
Rice Cooker Upside-Down Pineapple Cake


for 6 servings


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (150 g)
  • 3 oz cream cheese (85 g), room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice, from can
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup pancake mix (125 g)
  • 7 canned pineapple slice
  • 7 maraschino cherries

Caramel Sauce

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (115 g)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (220 g), packed
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 781
  • Fat 32g
  • Carbs 119g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 98g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, use a spatula to mix the sugar and cream cheese until well-combined. Whisk in the eggs until there are no lumps remaining.
  2. Stir in the pineapple juice, melted butter, and pancake mix until the batter is thick and smooth.
  3. Make the caramel sauce: in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter, then add the brown sugar. Stir rapidly for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat once mixture starts to boil and thicken.
  4. Pour the caramel sauce into the bottom of a 1-liter rice cooker bowl insert.
  5. Place one pineapple slice in the middle of the rice cooker bowl, then arrange the other slices in a ring around it. Place one maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.
  6. Pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices and shake to smooth out the top of the batter.
  7. Cook for 60 minutes.
  8. Remove the bowl insert from the rice cooker and invert the cake onto a plate.
  9. Slice and serve, topped with vanilla ice cream if desired.
  10. Enjoy!
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Rice Cooker Upside-Down Pineapple Cake