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Tropical fruit makes everything more special, including cake. And mixing it with a caramel sauce and turning it upside-down? Well, that’s just a fun bonus. Now it’s time for National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day! 

History of National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

Getting its start in the early 1900s by the company now known as Dole, the canned pineapple became popular in the US several decades before Hawaii was even a state. Prior to this time, pineapple could only be sourced fresh, which made it much more difficult for people in colder climates to access it. And, of course, pineapple is a critical part of the recipe for this delicious cake!

It seems that the recipe for the cake was created sometime in the early 1920s, though no one is quite sure who the originator was. By 1926, The Hawaiian Pineapple Company (which would eventually become Dole Pineapple), ran an advertising campaign that invited people to share their recipes using canned pineapple.

The pineapple recipe contest was won by Mrs. Robert Davis of Norfolk, Virginia. This delicious cake was just one of the many exciting results of that campaign and certainly contributed to the increase in its popularity throughout the United States.

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day is here for those who share in the love of this yummy cake recipe in all of its fruity glory!

How to Celebrate National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

Enjoy some super sweet times celebrating this tasty treat on National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day! Have fun by implementing some of these interesting ideas for the day:

Eat Some Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

For those who have never tried this delectable dessert, National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day is the perfect time! Grab a friend and head over to a bakery or restaurant that serves this special dessert. Order just a piece to share with two forks or, even better, pick up a whole cake and take it to the office to share with coworkers!

Learn to Make Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Those who enjoy culinary or baking adventures may want to take a bit of extra time on National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day to learn how to bake this tasty treat. It’s actually quite a bit easier than it might seem, especially for those who use a boxed yellow cake mix. Other necessary ingredients include butter and brown sugar to make a caramel sauce, as well as a can of sliced pineapple and a jar of maraschino cherries. It’s super simple and delicious!

Host a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day Party

Have tons of fun celebrating this gorgeous cake by throwing a party with friends and family. Serve Pineapple Upside-Down Cake as a feature food and supplement with other types of tropical treats. It might even be fun to serve the cocktail named after this cake, or at the very least offer mocktails made with pineapple juice. It’s a yummy time to celebrate National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day!

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