Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

The double-layer delicacy called the Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake is one part butter cake topped with a second layer of ooey-gooey pineapple goodness.

Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

I will be the first to say if any dessert has “ooey” and “gooey” in the name — sign me up!

Some people may be more familiar with Chess Cake, which like its gooey counterpart includes two layers – the first, a basic yellow or butter cake, and the second, the ooey-gooey part. This cake is said to have been created by mistake so I guess their loss is our gain!

Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

Today I bring you my version of the double-layer delicacy called the Ooey Gooey Pineapple Cake. I remember the first time I had a taste of this great dessert and I have been hooked ever since.

Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

The cake is denser on the bottom half and it just gets better with the added flavors from the pineapple juice and butter. Made with cream cheese, Creme Fraiche, powered sugar, more fresh pineapple juice, and of course more butter, the top layer adds a little something special.

Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

This cake may be on the rich side, but every taste you bite into makes the time spent making this well worth it. When you want to impress family and friends at the next gathering give this Ooey Gooey Pineapple Cake a try and enjoy the moment.

Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

You may also want to check out my Bananas Foster Bundt Cake too!

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Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake

  • Author: Eric
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x


The double-layer delicacy called the Ooey Gooey Pineapple Butter Cake is one part butter cake topped with a second layer of ooey gooey pineapple goodness.


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Bottom Layer:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Large Organic Egg
  • 4 oz Melted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Pineapple Juice

Top Layer:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 oz Creme Fraiche
  • 3 Large Organic Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tbsp Almond Extract
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Pineapple Juice
  • 3 oz. Melted Butter
  • 3 cups Powered Sugar
  • 3 Pineapple Slices
  • 3 Maraschino Cherries (paid link)


  1. Begin by pre-heating the oven to 350 degrees. Coat the cast iron skillet (paid link) with butter and set to the side.
  2. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar, and brown sugar then slightly whisk (paid link) together. Add melted butter and vanilla extract and whisk (paid link). Add slightly beaten egg and pineapple juice to bowl and whisk (paid link) together until it begins to bind (to a smooth texture). Do not over whisk (paid link).
  3. Evenly spread mixture over the over of the buttered cast iron pan.
  4. In a separate large bowl, add cream cheese, Creme Fraiche, vanilla extract, almond extract, pineapple juice, melted butter. Blend with hand blender (paid link) until smooth. Add each of the 3 eggs individually while continuing to blend. Add powered sugar and continue blending for 3 minutes until smooth.
  5. Evenly add cream cheese mixture over the bottom layer mixture and spread until smooth.
  6. Bake cake for 45 to 50 minutes at 350 degrees then allow to cool for 30 minutes when done.
  7. Top off with baked pineapple slices, maraschino cherries (paid link),  sprinkle with powdered sugar then serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • Calories: 765
  • Fat: 40.3g

Keywords: Pineapple Butter Cake, Pineapple Cake

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  1. Vixenvena says:

    This pineapple cake is a lot like pineapple upside down cake – just as delicious and just as amazing! Love the recipe!

    1. Eric Jones says:

      Vixenvena thanks so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it!

  2. Oh this looks amazingly good 🙂 And in a cast iron pan? Even better! I love cooking with my cast iron. I haven’t got my kids on board with cooking in them yet, tho they do like it when I cook in them – less dishes for them haha! I think I have all but a 9 inch skillet tho. I think I have 8, 10, 12 and 13. I bet the 10 would work for this tho.

    1. Awesomeness Dawn! I grew in the country with my grandma cooking in them daily so I feel in love with them then. Thanks a lot!

    2. Kelly Chapman says:

      I don’t have a nine inch skillet either. I wonder if you have tried it with the 10 inch and how it turned out? Did you have to adjust cooking time? Thanks Dawn.

  3. What size cast iron skillet are you using/ Looks delicious

    1. Hello Dhar, I’m using a 9-inch cast iron skillet for this recipe.