Delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake in a Foil Packet

This delicious and easy to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake in a foil packet is made with a little twist. There is no need to flip this mini cake over after it’s heated through. 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 Upside Down Cake

This is such a delicious treat.

foil packet pineapple upside down cake

It’s the perfect dessert for a camping trip.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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

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

Pineapple Cake in a foil packet

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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

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 dozen mini pineapple cakes
Author: Melissa


  • 2 packages of 6 sponge cakes - find them near the strawberries in most produce sections
  • 1 can or 12 pineapple slices - reserve juice
  • 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter 
  • 12 Tbsp. brown sugar - I used light brown
  • 12 maraschino cherries without stems
  • 1 dozen sheets of foil


  • grab a foil sheet and place a sponge cake in the center of it
  • pineapple upside down cakes in a foil packet
  • spread 1 Tbsp. of butter onto the sponge cake
  • pineapple upside down cakes in a foil packet
  • pour 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar over the butter
  • place a pineapple ring on top
  • foil packet pineapple cake
  • pour 1 Tbsp of pineapple juice over the brown sugar
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • 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 
  • Pineapple Cake in a foil packet
  • 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

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

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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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.