Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Pineapple Upside-Down cake is an old-fashioned favorite and this recipe makes it easy to make this a fun camping treat!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Serving Size: 1


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pineapple ring
  • 1 maraschino cherry 
  • 1 shortcake dessert shell
  • vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)


  1. Tear off a 12x12-inch square of nonstick aluminum foil.
  2. Mound the brown sugar and butter in the center, followed by the pineapple slice and maraschino cherry. Top with the dessert shell, flat side up.
  3. Fold in the sides of the foil and seal to form the packet.
  4. Grill for 12-13 minuted over medium-high heat.
  5. To serve, flip the cakes over. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.


You can also make these without a grill by baking them in a 450 degree oven.