National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day is observed next on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 (49 days from today).

How many days until National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day?


20th of April every year is a celebration of a sweet pineapples cake, called National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day.

Why is National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day?

This wonderful day is dedicated to appreciating the delicacy of this cake that features a combination of pineapple and cherries. Spring cakes have been recognized in United States since the early 1900s, when most cakes were made by using cast iron pans.

Because each baker has a recipe, there are many ways to make the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. However, the most basic way involves lining the bottom of the cake pan with pineapple slices before placing the cherry in the center or every slice. Next, pour a mixture of butter and sugar on the top and finally, the cake batter is poured over the pineapple and the baking process begins.

Finally, when the cake is ready and ready, flip or flip the cake so that the top side is facing down on the plate to serve. This shows what can be described as a very interesting and delicious preparation. Pineapple Dumplings enthusiasts often serve this treat with a little whipped cream for that special flavor and treat.

The Pineapple Upside Down Cake has a special quality as well as the characteristic attributes of spring brings to lovers who truly enjoy it. This can also be made in ramekins for personal use. Most importantly, this wonderful cake will be delicious when presented over tea or brunch.

Some interesting things about National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

Some of the most interesting facts about Pineapple Donut Day include:

  • In 1886, there was the pineapple crop in Hawaii at first and a mass producer of pineapples supplying of the United States.
  • In 1903, the first batch of canned was produced  by the Dole's Hawaiian Pineapple Company
  • Robert Davis, from Norfolk, Virginia, won a competition in 1925 sponsored by the Hawaii Pineapple Company in the hopes of finding new, innovative pineapple recipes.
  • With the development of culinary creativity and social media, the upside down pineapple cake cocktail was introduced in 2014.

National Pineapple Upside down Cake Day’s history

Until now, no evidence about the history of National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day can be found. Hundreds of years ago, people used cast iron pans to cook fruit cakes over an open fire. Any fruit will make a deliciously flavored cake. With fruit lining the bottom of the pan and adding cake batter on top of the fruit, the pan will flip after cooking, revealing a nice layer of caramelized fruit on top.

The earliest cast iron ferrets were called 'spiders' because they had legs. At this time, the cakes were commonly known as 'spider cakes.' Once the oven became a fixture in American homes, the pans lost their legs; turning to a skillet or having a flat bottom will more easily fit into the oven.

In 1925, the Hawaii Pineapple Company organized a contest to find the best pineapple recipes. With the mission of promoting the contest of "Good Housekeeping" and "McCall's" magazines, there were many people participating with more than 60,000 entries with 2,500 recipes dedicated to upside down pineapple cake! The popularity of this cake skyrocketed with the publication of 100 winning recipes in a cookbook the following year.

Today, we still crave an upside down pineapple cake from time to time, so give it a try with this relatively simple dessert that's easy to make and celebrate with friends.

Why National Pineapple Upside down Cake Day is loved

  • Easily make an individual serving

An interesting method to have pineapple upside down cakes is to follow each ramekin, then pair the ramekin size with a pineapple chunk and continue using whichever recipe you love best. It will taste as good as if you made a cake but will be a great way to serve at your next dinner party.

  • It's all about the presentation

When you flip the final cake onto your cake server, you realize this is the star of the show. Slices of pineapple and cherries (or whatever other fruit you choose to use) make a beautiful presentation - a hearty part of dessert. You start eating with your eyes, right?!

  • We love hospitality

Pineapple has been considered as a symbol of hospitality for a long time. Its origin started from the Caribbean Indians, who placed pineapples at the entrances of their homes.

What do you do in National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day?

To celebrate National Upside Down Cake Day that you can refer some ways as below:

  • Organize a pineapple cake making class

How about organizing a class of making pineapple cake at home with your family or friends? Then you can share the cake together as a family or with your friends. Let spend this day with loved people and how better than enjoying Pineapple Upside Down Cake with them, right?

  • Make pineapple upside down cake to bring it outside

You can make Pineapple Upside Down Cake with your parents or siblings and then bring it to school or workplace and enjoy with your friends.

  • Schedule a Pineapple Upside Down Cake making contest.

Participating in an upside down pineapple cake making contest and then sharing the cake to determine who prepares the best is also an interesting way. Winners can be given gifts.

  • Share on social media

The media is the best ways to spread everything, therefore, share something about this holiday on social media with using the hashtag #NationalPineappleUpsideDownCakeDay will also go a long way in raising awareness of the day. You can post on Facebook, Instagram, or even tweet about it with the aim of spreading the meaning of this day.


National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day has been observed annually on April 20th.


Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Sunday, April 20th, 2025

Monday, April 20th, 2026

Also on Saturday, April 20th, 2024

You may so like

How many days until April 20th?