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Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Low Carb)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a low carb cake made with blueberries, pineapple rings, and just a touch of brown sugar. It's a really decorative yellow and blue color that will definitely impress your guests!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: DishingDelish.com
For the Base
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 7 large pineapple rings
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
For the Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder double acting
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 large egg whites room temperature
  • 6 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tar tar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a round 9-inch cake pan and set aside. 

  2. In a small saucepan melt butter. Whisk in brown sugar. Pour into cake pan. Place pineapple rings flat into the cake pan. Add blueberries in the middle and any open spots between the rings. 

  3. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients for cake (flour, baking powder, spices, sugar) except for cream of tar tar. 

  4. In a separate mixer, beat egg whites with cream of tar tar until stiff peaks appear. Slowly add half of the sugar to egg whites while still beating. 

  5. In another mixing bowl, cream together butter, vanilla extract, and remaining sugar. Slowly add flour mixture and milk until everything is combined. 

  6. Fold egg whites into batter, being careful not to over mix. Pour batter over pineapple slices and spread evenly. 

  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cake is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before placing a plate over cake pan and flipping over. If your cake gets stuck carefully run a butter knife around the edges to loosen it, then try flipping again. 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Low Carb)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.