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Pineapple Upside Down Donuts

Pineapple Upside Down Donuts taste just like the cake, in donut form! These baked donuts are moist & cake-like with a sweet pineapple brown sugar topping. Delicious for breakfast, or try them warm with a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • ¼ c. butter
  • c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. crushed pineapple drained
  • 1 c. cake flour
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare 2 donut pans with baking spray.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine ¼ c. butter, brown sugar, and crushed pineapple. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.
  4. Divide mixture evenly among 2 donut pans (12 donuts).
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine cake flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Add milk, yogurt, egg, melted butter, and vanilla and stir until blended.
  7. Spoon into donut pans, filling ⅔ full.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
  9. Cool 10 minutes in pan; loosen edges and invert onto cooling rack. *Place cooling rack directly on top of donut pan and flip quickly, then gently lift pan to release donuts.