Really, there isn’t anything you can’t do on a grill. Think about our ancestors before the invention of electricity. What did they do? They cooked using fire. So, that is what we are doing by making grilled pineapple upside down cake.


This cake is made in 2 major steps- grilling the pineapple and then baking the cake batter.

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Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Author: Robyn


  • one pineapple- cored and sliced
  • jiffy yellow cake mix
  • one egg (for the cake mix)
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup rum (for the cake mix- substitute rum for the water in the cake mix!)
  • 1 small can dulce de leche
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • 2 8″ aluminum pie pan


Preheat grill to medium-high.

Mix batter with egg and rum, then add the nutmeg and ginger. Next, Grill the pineapple slices. Once they have nice grill marks on both sides, take them off the grill. Layer the pineapple slices on the 2 pie pans. Put cherries in the middle of each pineapple slice. Now, pour the batter evenly into the 2 pie pans.

Next, create a direct/indirect environment for baking your cake (charcoal to one side or one burner on/off).

Bake cakes about 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Pull cakes out off the grill and drizzle dulce de leche over the cakes while it is still warm.

You won't believe you made these cakes on the grill! Your friends will be surprised and impressed!! 🙂

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