I made this cake last minute for my mom and uncle who really love it, it turned out to be WONDERFULLY delicious. I used the boxed cake mix to make it easier because I was missing 1 ingredient from the normal homemade white cake ingredient list. Whatever though, it was easy, quick, and tasty. Some people add cherries to this, but I personally hate them, so I obviously did not. I also made two small cakes so I could give one to the family at my house right now and take one home with me, but it’s the same recipe as the normal 9 x 13 pan.
- 1 Can of Crushed Pineapple – SAVE ALL LIQUID from the can, you will use it!
- 2 Cups of Light Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Sticks of Butter
- 3 Tablespoons of Vanilla
- 1 Yellow Cake Mix (Box)
- (For the Cake Mix) – 1/3 Cup of Oil & 3 Eggs
- Whipped Cream for the Cake
Heat Oven to 350 Degrees
Once the oven is preheated, melt the butter in the pan (9×13) you will use for the cake
Once the butter has melted completely, remove from the oven and sprinkle the brown sugar all over, top then with the crushed pineapple
Let this sit while you mix the cake mix and it’s ingredients *Water, Oil, and Eggs* with the 3 tablespoons of Vanilla and the liquid from the can of Pineapple (Yes, it is DELICIOUS!)
**At this point, you can add in anything you want to be in the cake itself, sometimes I add pecans or chunks of pineapple**
Pour the cake overtop the melted butter, brown sugar, pineapple mixture (Note, when I do this, the butter always seeps to the top around the sides because, well, I use “too much” butter.)
Bake this for 40-45 Minutes, until the cake is bouncy to the touch (You can follow your boxed recipe on this step)
Let this sit for 15-30 minutes before flipping it onto your serving plate