Mini Biscuit Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Is your sweet tooth tingling? Are you excited about the prospect of delicious holiday desserts and buffet treats? I know this time of year can be packed with chocolates and peppermint flavored EVERYTHING, but there’s one special recipe that has become my favorite over the last few years… and it’s not what you might think.

A few years back, I found an old recipe for a pineapple upside down cake that was in one of my grandmother’s recipe books. I whipped it up for my family and they were so impressed, I actually ended up making another one the following week, which disappeared just as quickly as the first.

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

The one must-have ingredient for pineapple upside down cake, is obviously pineapple, but it has to taste just right. It has to the the pineapple from my childhood and that can only be one — Dole. Their pineapple juice and canned pineapple products are your best bet for a deliciously moist and decadent cake that your whole family will be raving about for years to come.

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

This year I wanted to do something even more special with my traditional recipe, so I decided to make smaller, individually-sized upside down cakes instead! Keep reading to find out how I made them and how I use Dole to make it extra special.

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Total Time: 30-40 minutes


  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 slices Dole pineapple, drained (8-oz can)
  • 2 maraschino cherries, drained
  • 2 frozen biscuits


  1. Pre-heat over to 375 degrees. Grease/spray two 4 oz ramekins with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix melted butter, corn syrup and sugar in a small bowl, then pour evenly between the two ramekins. Place one pineapple slice on top of sugar mixture in each ramekin, then add one cherry to each, following with a frozen biscuit.
  3. Bake ramekins on a baking sheet for 25-30 minutes (mine were ready at 25 minutes) or until the biscuit is golden brown. Cool for a couple of minutes, then turn over onto a plate!

TIP: Top with whipped cream, whipped topping or ice cream!

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Don’t those little single-servings cakes look delicious? I hope your family loves them just as much as mine does. These would even make great hostess gifts or gifts for friends — just pack them up in a beautiful box or tin to share.

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Since the holiday season is all about sharing and bringing cheer to friends and family, I want to make a special toast to you, my amazing readers, for being here with us at Mom Spark! I will never take for granted the fact that you visit our site, chat with us on our Facebook page, share our tweets, and help us to make Mom Spark the very best it can be. For that, I must offer you a cheers for the holidays season — you are incredible!

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

I’d also like to invite you to pay this toast forward, so to speak, by heading to your favorite social media network to make your OWN toast with a photos and the hashtags #ChainofCheer and #Dole. You could win a $100 Dole gift card for spreading your holiday cheer around!

Thanks again for checking out this delicious recipe and I hope you’ll try it out for yourself! Don’t forget to pick up some of Dole’s awesome pineapple products the next time you’re at the grocery story. Enjoy!

You can find lots of fun recipes ideas and holiday inspiration via the Dole Packaged Food’s Facebook page! Wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

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