Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake, two layers of buttery pineapple upside-down cake stuffed with pineapple cheesecake, just like The Cheesecake Factory… but homemade!
Keyword cheesecake, cheesecake cake, pineapple, pineapple upside down cake, pineapple upside down cheesecake
Prep Time 40minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Cooling time 5hours
Total Time 7hours40minutes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsLife.com
4 8ozpackages cream cheeseroom temp
1 1/2Cupsgranulated sugar
1Tablespoonvanilla bean paste or extract
1/4Cupall purpose flour
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Topping
1Cuppacked light brown sugar
12slicescanned or fresh pineapple rings
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Batter
3 1/3Cupall purpose floursifted
1 1/2Cuplight brown sugarpacked
2Tablespoonvanilla bean paste or extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan. Cream the cream cheese with the sugar until smooth in a large bowl. Mix in the milk fully then add in one egg at a time and mix. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth with no lumps.
Pour into the pan and bake for 1 hour, the center will be slightly jiggly. Shut off oven and let cool down in the oven for 5 hours. Top with plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight to get cold.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Start with the topping by dividing the melted butter equally between two 9 inch cake pans. Sprinkle 1/2 Cup of the brown sugar into each pan. Arrange the pineapple slices and cherries as pictured, set aside.
Preparing and cooking the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add in the sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, whisk to combine.
In a medium-sized bowl, add in the 1 Cup melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Whisk to combine, getting all the brown sugar lumps broken up. Whisk in the eggs, sour cream, milk, pineapple juice and vanilla until combined.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixtures and mix until combined, with no dry spots or lumps.
Evenly divide the batter between the two pans, about 2/3 of the way full, do not overfill!
Line oven with foil or two cookie sheets, cakes may bubble over some. Bake for 48-53 minutes, covering loosely with foil at the 20-minute mark to avoid burning. Cakes are down when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Place cakes on a wired rack to cool for 10 minutes.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake Assembly
Invert cakes, one onto a flat surface like a cutting board and the other on the plate you will be presenting on.
Take out the pineapple cheesecake. Trim top of the cheesecake if it is not even. Take it out of the pan and lift it off the bottom carefully, you may need to use a tool like a frosting spatula to help. Place on top of the first cake layer. Trim the sides of the cheesecake with a knife if necessary. Place the second layer of cake on top. Serve as is or with whipped cream, enjoy!!
Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/copycat-cheesecake-factory-pineapple-upside-down-cheesecake/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.