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There are a lot of awesome things you can make on a smoker, but some of the best things, are the easiest to make. One example is this pineapple upside down cake.

moked Pineapple Upside Down Cake only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it tastes AMAZING. Seriously, I can’t get over how delicious this cake is.

I’ve made quite a few different smoked desserts. If I’m in a time crunch, this is ALWAYS my go to.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

What You Need

To make this smoked dessert you’ll need:

How to Make Smoked Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Before you get started making this cake, get your smoker setup to cook at 350 degrees. I like to use oak pellets for most of my cooks, but cherry would be great for this recipe too.

Pour three tablespoons of melted butter into the bottom of your 12″ skillet, and then sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over top of it. Make sure the butter and brown sugar mixture covers the entire bottom of your cast iron.

Place pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar mixture, and then place one cherry inside each of the pineapple slices. Don’t discard the pineapple juice!

pineapples and cherries for the pineapple upside down cake recipe

Prepare the cake mix per the instructions on the side of the box, but replace the water with the reserved pineapple juice. (In addition to 1 cup of pineapple juice, you’ll need 3 eggs and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil.

Thoroughly mix the batter, and then pour it over the pineapples and cherries. Put the skillet in your hot smoker, and let it cook for about 40 minutes.

batter for pineapple upside down cake

The cake is done when a toothpick can be inserted in the center and pulls out clean.

When the cake is done remove it from the smoker and let it cool for ten minutes.

pineapple upside down cake

Run a spatula around the outer edge of the cake, and then place a large cutting board on top of the skillet. Carefully flip the skillet and cutting board (to make the skillet upside down!) Tap on the top of the skillet a few times to make sure the cake has come out, and then remove the skillet.

Boom. Simple and delicious smoked dessert.

Smoked Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Simple smoked dessert recipe - Traeger - Easy smoker recipes
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Smoked Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cherries, Dessert, Pineapple
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rest 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Author Nick

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix 9 oz.
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8-10 pineapple slices
  • 8-10 maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  • get your smoker setup to cook at 350 degrees
  • Pour three tablespoons of melted butter into the bottom of your 12″ skillet
  • sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over top of the butter. Make sure the butter and brown sugar mixture covers the entire bottom of your skillet
  • Place pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar mixture, and then place one cherry inside each of the pineapple slices. Don’t discard the pineapple juice!
    pineapples and cherries for the pineapple upside down cake recipe
  • Prepare the cake mix per the instructions on the side of the box, but replace the water with the reserved pineapple juice. 
  • Thoroughly mix the batter, and then pour it over the pineapples and cherries. Put the skillet in your hot smoker, and let it cook for about 40 minutes.
    batter for pineapple upside down cake
  • The cake is done when a toothpick can be inserted in the center and pulls out clean.
  • When the cake is done remove it from the smoker and let it cool for ten minutes.
  • Run a spatula around the outer edge of the cake, and then place a large cutting board on top of the skillet. Carefully flip the skillet and cutting board (to make the skillet upside down!) Tap on the top of the skillet a few times to make sure the cake has come out, and then remove the skillet.
    pineapple upside down cake
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