Delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake in a Foil Packet

This delicious and easy Pineapple Upside-down Cake in a foil packet is made with a little twist. Open the foil packet to a delicious cake and dig right in. Come on in, and I’ll share my recipe for this Quick Pineapple Upside-down Cake Recipe.

Pineapple Cake in a foil packet

Foil Packet Dessert

This is such a delicious treat. It’s the perfect dessert for a camping trip.

This pineapple upside-down version has all of the right ingredients with a sugary glaze and a delicious moist center topped with a pineapple.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This foil packet Pineapple Upside Down Dessert is a winner of a dessert. My kids raved over them and asked for more.

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Here’s a Quick Video to show you how to make these delicious foil packet desserts…

Pineapple Cake in a foil packet

Delicious Pineapple Cake in a Foil Packet

A fun dessert to make while camping or over the grill
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 295cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 12 sheets of foil


  • 12 round sponge cakes find them near the strawberries in most produce sections
  • 15 oz. pineapple slices – reserve juice
  • 12 Tbsp. butter  unsalted
  • 12 Tbsp. brown sugar – I used light brown
  • 10 oz. maraschino cherries without stems


  • grab a foil sheet and place a sponge cake in the center of it
  • spread 1 Tbsp. of butter onto the sponge cake
  • pour 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar over the butter
  • place a pineapple ring on top
  • pour 1 Tbsp of pineapple juice inside the center of the pineapple slice , over the brown sugar
  • place a cherry in the center of the ring 
  • wrap the foil up and around the cake – fold the foil so it is secure
  • repeat with all of the cakes
  • preheat the grill to medium-low heat 
  • place the foil packets – upside down, over the heat, close the lid and cook for about 10 minutes – or until the brown sugar is syrupy and the pineapple ring is warmed through
  • *you may want to use another piece of foil to place directly under the foil packs – just incase some of the delicious juices slip out 
  • remove foil packs and open them – enjoy with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or just by itself


*you can easily adjust the amount of cakes to feed a smaller crowd or larger. Just, remember it’s 1 Tbsp. of butter,  brown sugar and juice per cake
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 295cal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Please come back and let me know how yours turned out.

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

Pineapple Cake in a foil packet
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  1. Cee cee

    How would you make this with conventional oven or microwave?

    1. Melissa

      I have not tested either method but in theory…In the oven, I would spray a baking dish with non-stick spray, make your cakes directly onto the bottom of your baking dish. Mound the brown sugar, add butter, pineapple, cherry, then cake. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. In the microwave, you might be able to do the same as in a baking dish but cover with a microwave proof top. Microwave for about 1/4 of the time – so about 2&1/2 minutes.