Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake

pineapple upside down cake

Serves: 8 to 10


  • 6 or 7 canned pineapple slices, drained
  • 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) cannabutter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 /½ tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 or 7 maraschino cherries


  • 1. Position a rack in the lower third of your oven and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Grease a 9-inch round pie pan. Place the pineapple slices flat in the bottom of pan so they touch but don’t overlap.
  • 3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 6 tablespoons cannabutter with ½ cup of the granulated sugar and ½ cup of the light brown sugar. As the butter melts, stir to blend the ingredients, then spread over the pineapple slices. Set aside.
  • 4. In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • 5. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, rum, remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and vanilla. Set aside.
  • 6. With an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat the remaining 6 tablespoons of cannabutter for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Slowly add 1 ½ cups of the granulated sugar and continue beating at medium speed until light and fluffy (approximately 5 minutes). Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk mixture until everything’s well incorporated and smooth.
  • 7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean (approximately 50 to 55 minutes). Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool for 15 minutes.
  • 8. Tap the pan gently to loosen the cake, run a knife around the edge to loosen, then invert the pan onto a cake plate so pineapple slices are on top. Place one cherry in the center of each pineapple slice. Let cake cool 45 minutes before eating.

Recipe courtesy of: The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook by Elise McDonough & the editors of High Times Magazine