Pineapple Bundt Cake with Sweet Strawberries

Pineapple Strawberry Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are the way to go.  So incredibly easy and absolutely gorgeous with fresh fruit.  Turn your yellow cake mix into a Hawaiian vacation with pineapple rings and some strawberries tossed in sugar.  Who’s ready for a beach trip?  Me.

Pineapple Bundt Cake with Strawberries

The Story:

Every summer I’d get shipped off to Girls Camp for a week.  No flat irons, no make up, no dresses, no iPods.  Just bunk beds, braided hair, and annoying camp songs.  But every year we would make pineapple upside down cake over the fire in a Dutch Oven.  We’d sprinkle the brown sugar, pour on the melted butter, lay down the pineapple rings and cherries and then dump the batter on top.  We’d eat it off of paper plates and since we had no silverware we’d shovel it into our mouths with our fingers. Now, maybe it was the lack of sleep, but that cake always tasted like heaven.

Pineapple Bundt Cake with Sweet Strawberries

Pineapple Bundt Cake with Sweet Strawberries


Pineapple upside down cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
½ C. butter, melted
1/3 C. crushed pineapple, with juice
½ C. milk of buttermilk
2/3 C. sour cream or plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. melted butter
¼ C. brown sugar
7 pineapple rings
Sweet Strawberries:
3 C. strawberries, sliced
3 Tbsp. sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your Bundt pan well.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl to remove any lumps and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, pineapple juice, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Add cake mix and stir well.
5. In another small bowl. Combine 3 Tbsp. melted butter with brown sugar and stir until smooth.
6. Pour your brown sugar-butter mixture into the bottom of your Bundt pan.
7. Place pineapple rings over the brown sugar mixture and arrange them to be as flat as possible in the pan.
8. Pour cake batter over pineapple rings and spread out evenly.
9. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until an inserted comes out clean.
10. Let cool in pan, then turn out.
11. Berries: Combine sliced strawberries and sugar by gently folding together. Let sit for a few minutes while the sugar pulls out the juices from the berries.
12. Fill the hole of the Bundt with extra berries for decoration.

If you like these, you will love my Strawberry Piña Colada Cupcakes!

Pineapple Bundt Cake

Pouring the brown sugar-butter mixture in, then setting down the pineapple rings.  Depending on the size of your pan you may need more or less.  And feel free to cut up the rings if you want!

Pineapple Bundt Upside down Cake

13 thoughts on “Pineapple Bundt Cake with Sweet Strawberries

  1. 1

    What a beautiful bundt cake Lizzy! Definitely makes me want to head to the beach 🙂

  2. 2
    Nancy Norris says:

    How do you think this would work if I used crushed pineapple and the midi mini bundt pans?

  3. 3
    Stephanie says:

    Oh this looks incredible! I think the strawberries just top it all off!

  4. 4
    Linette Moore says:

    Did you use dark or light brown sugar.

  5. 5
    mary lehane says:

    Okay – I just made this – using crushed pineapple in place of the rings. It is really delicious – I expected the texture of a pound cake, but it is very light. I love pineapple – mix that with brown sugar and butter and you have hit the trifecta! Next time (and there will be a next time) I would add some walnuts or pecans to the base.

  6. 6
    Edith says:

    Made this last night. Everyone loved it. I may use this mix for my rum bundt cake.

  7. 7
    Betty819 says:

    I happen to have a pineapple upside down cake mix in my pantry that I had planned on making for Thanksgiving. I never thought of using a bundt pan to bake it so that will be a new switch. I have the pineapple upside down cake pan too. The Strawberries with bundt cake will be a nice touch to the meal . add some whip cream or Cool whip..We don’t care that much for turkey so I may fix ham or a roast. There will just be 3 of us. I’ll have to have enough leftovers to give son to take home with him. He lives almost 60 miles away.

  8. 8
    Jorge says:

    I wish I had this recipe in Portuguese

  9. 9
    Madison M says:

    I used this recipe and it was very yummy! But, after I made the cake and let the cake set, it got very small. I’m not sure if there is something I could do to help keep it the same size as it was when it came out of the oven. Other than that it tasted great!

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