I was a little nervous on this one, I’m not going to lie! I actually had the guts to go on Facebook live (Facebook live recording HERE) and make this recipe before ever even trying it out first. That’s usually how I roll around here. I figure if I can be your guinea pig, why not! Makes life fun and interesting for me. Today I am sharing how to make a pineapple cream cheese upside-down cake in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Pineapple upside down cake

It All Started When I Cleaned Out My Cabinets

It all started when I cleaned out my cabinets and I came across this recipe I tore out of a magazine around 6 years ago. Obviously never getting around to trying it. Happens to be the perfect time of year to try a pineapple cream cheese upside-down cake don’t you think?


For this recipe, you don’t need a whole of ingredients. Brown sugar, cream cheese, pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, a cake mix, and some jello. Interesting combination.

I tweaked the original recipe to adapt to the 7-inch Springform pan.

How to make a pineapple upside down cake in the Instant Pot

Of course, my Tiffany blue pan is perfect for the recipe.

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This little experiment cake turned out AWESOME!~ My family loved it. I cheated and took a sliver and have to admit, I went for another 🙂

Pineapple upside down cake in the Instant Pot

Pineapple Upside-down Cream Cheese Cake



  • 1 15.5 oz Yellow Duncan Hines cake mix
  • 1 lemon jello packet
  • 1 8 oz. Room temperature cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 4 round Dole pineapple rings
  • 8 Maraschino cherries


  • First, prepare your 7' Spring-form pan with non-stick butter spray by spraying lightly the bottom and sides.
    Add brown sugar and melted butter to the bottom of the pan and lightly pat down on the bottom to evenly coat the pan.
  • Add pineapples on top of brown sugar crust. Add cherries to the center of pineapple rings. You can fit two cherries in each ring.
  • Set pan aside and start preparing your mixture.
  • Add cream cheese, a yellow jello packet, and one egg. Mix well with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Set aside
  • Next mix your cake according to box directions, minus ONE egg it calls for.
  • Add half your mixed cake to the brown sugar and pineapple crust. Spread evenly. Then add cream cheese and jello mixture, being sure to spread evenly and thin.
  • Add the remaining cake batter on top.
  • Add one cup of water to the pot. Set pan on a trivet and lower down in the inner pot.
  • Set on HIGH-PRESSURE manual 55 minutes. QUICK release. Remove cake from the pot.
  • Let the cake completely cool before flipping over. ENJOY.

Pin it, make it, enjoy!

Pineapple upside down cake in the Instant Pot


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