4.46 from 11 votes

Pina Colada Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Coconut extract is added to the cake batter to turn the traditional pineapple upside down cake into a pina colada pineapple upside down cake.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Author Aubrey


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water I used coconut water
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 slices of pineapple it took 2 cans
  • 18 maraschino cherries


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • in a small bowl mix melted butter and brown sugar
  • pour evenly into a 13" x 9" pan
  • in a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, Greek yogurt, water and coconut extract
  • beat for 2 minutes
  • arrange the pineapple slices in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and push into the brown sugar mixture
  • place a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice and in the whole created where four pineapples meet.
  • pour cake batter on top and spread it evenly
  • bake for 40-45 min
  • allow to cool in the pan for 5-10 min
  • run a knife around the edges and place your plate on top of the pan
  • flip but leave the pan on top of the plate so that all the brown sugar can drip down