Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Recipe creator's name:  dash

Assemble this light, gooey classic in just minutes with a box of doctored up yellow cake mix

Preparation time:  15 minutes
Total time:  1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings:  12
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup softened butter, divided
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 (20-oz) can pineapple slices, drained, 1 cup juice reserved
  • ½ jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 (18.25-oz) box yellow cake mix (any brand)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded coconut<br type="_moz" />
Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Wrap a double layer of aluminum foil inside and over the lip of a 10-inch springform pan.

2. Place ½ cup of butter in pan. Heat in oven for 2 minutes; remove. Stir in brown sugar and ginger. Arrange pineapple slices evenly in the pan. Place a cherry, halved, in center of each.

3. Beat cake mix, 1/2 cup butter, eggs, and reserved pineapple juice on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in the coconut.

4. Spoon the batter into pan; place pan on baking sheet. Bake for 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Loosen springform; invert cake onto a serving platter. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream if desired.

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