Home » Recipes » Eggless Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Eggless Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

5 from 8 votes

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Pineapple upside down cake is my favorite cake to bake. I made it this year for my daughter’s birthday. She was so excited to bake and wanted to help me with it. The great thing about this cake is that is looks perfectly decorated and needs no fancy frosting. The prep time is literally 15 minutes. After about 45 to 50 minutes in the oven, you have a perfect cake ready for you to enjoy.

If you like this recipe, we are sure you will also enjoy our mawa cake, our watermelon cake and our jackfruit cake. I also recommend this delicious Bisquick cherry cobbler by the Feathered Nester.


Typically, a pineapple upside down cake uses cherries in pineapple centers. However, I decided to use dried apricots instead and the outcome was pure bliss. Instead of eggs, I have used applesauce and yogurt. But you can easily use a couple of eggs instead of the applesauce.

A few pointers to make this delightful pineapple upside down cake

  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Cream sugar and butter before adding in the other liquid ingredients.
  • The butter-brown sugar layer will bubble up causing the batter to rise considerably while baking. Make sure the cake pan has at least 1/4th of its height for the batter to expand.

Try the cake and let us know if you liked it.


Eggless Pineapple upside down cake recipe

Eggless pineapple upside down cake

Delicious easy pineapple upside down cake with applesauce and yogurt
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 487 kcal




  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ¾ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice from the can
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb canned pineapple slices (in juice) or fresh pineapple slices
  • 4 dried apricots sliced in half (optional)


  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together ½ cup butter and white sugar.
  • Add apple sauce, yogurt, apple sauce, vanilla, and pineapple juice and mix well.
  • Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and mix well. Set the batter aside.
  • In a 9 inch cake pan, spread ¼ cup melted butter.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and level it.
  • Layer pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar-butter layer.
  • Place apricot halves (or cherries or pecans or walnuts) in the centers of the pineapple slices.
  • Pour batter over the pineapple slices. Tap gently to level it.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before unmolding the cake gently on a plate.
  • Slice and enjoy!


Instead of apricots, you can use pitted cherries or pecans or walnuts.


Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Nutrition Facts
Eggless pineapple upside down cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 134mg13%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Vitamin A 727IU15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword no-egg cake, pineapple
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel FoodLifeAndMoney – Recipes.

By FoodLifeAndMoney in July, 2020

About FoodLifeAndMoney

More posts by this author.

2 thoughts on “Eggless Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    The technique of using pineapple as frosting as made the recipe time really quick and crisp. Easy to make Recipe!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating