Deep-Fried Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Deep-Fried Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Fried pineapple chunks on a stick drizzle with cherry sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar on a black background.

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    Love pineapple upside-down cake? It's even better deep-fried on a stick, drizzled with cherry sauce! 

    Follow along with our deep-fat frying how-to

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    Hy-Vee vegetable oil, for frying
    1 c. Hy-Vee buttermilk complete pancake & waffle mix
    ⅔ c. water
    1 (1.3-lb.) pkg. Hy-Vee Short Cuts pineapple chunks
    3 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee corn starch
    Hy-Vee powdered sugar, for sprinkling
    Hy-Vee maraschino cherries, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Deep-fat fryer or heavy 6-qt. saucepan
    • Medium bowl
    • Wooden skewers
    • Small saucepan


    1. Heat oil in deep-fat fryer or heavy 6-quart saucepan to 350 degrees. Combine pancake mix and water in medium bowl. 

    2. Thread pineapple on wooden skewer; dip pineapple chunks into pancake batter, turning to coat completely. Fry skewers in batches 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from oil, let cool. 

    3. Mix together cherry juice and corn starch in small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking continuously until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 

    4. Sprinkled fried pineapple with powdered sugar and drizzle with cherry sauce. Garnish with maraschino cherries, if desired. 

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Nutrition cannot be accurately calculated for fried foods.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen

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    August Seasons 2021