Starfruit & Pineapple Upside Down Cake

By Misty I.

November 20, 2019

Need a quick dessert for Thanksgiving? Although I love pumpkin, I learned a long time ago to make anything but a pumpkin dessert. What about pineapple upside down cake? Better yet, do you have access to starfruit? Perhaps you could make this, super easy!

Starfruit & Pineapple Upside Down Cake


½ C. butter (1 block)
1 C. brown sugar
2 ripened starfruit, ¼ slices and seeds removed
1 can (30 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1 box yellow cake mix
*1 ⅓ C water
*2 eggs (or 3 if you follow back of cake mix)

*Note: you may want to follow the directions on the back of the cake mix for a taller cake. My pineapple upside down recipe is really old and the size of box cake mix has changed from 18.25 ounce mix to 15.25 ounce since then. I feel like my cake was a little flatter than I remember. Therefore you’ll probably need one more egg, different amount of water and add oil if you follow back of cake mix.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add block of butter to a 9 x 13 inch pan and melt in the oven for a few minutes.
  3. Add the brown sugar to the melted butter and mix.
  4. Cut up starfruit and remove the seeds. Place on butter/sugar mixture.
  5. Top with crushed pineapple.
  6. Combine cake mix, 2 eggs and water. Beat for two minutes.
  7. Add cake batter onto crushed pineapple and bake for 50 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Invert onto serving platter.

That’s it, only easy! Happy Thanksgiving!


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