National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day - April 20
Sat, Apr 20, 2024

National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day

National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is an annual American holiday celebrating the beautiful fruit pineapple cake. It is celebrated on April 20. The main difference with an upside-down pie is that the fruit part is at the bottom of the dish when it’s cooked, and when it’s served, it’s flipped over, showing off its browned fruit component.


The history of National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is not known. Fruit cakes have been made over an open fire since the Middle Ages. They used thick-bottomed cookware for this purpose.

With the invention of the frying pan, the cooking process became much easier. Cast-iron items were often used for this purpose. Shape-shifter pies allowed the taste potential of the fruit to be immediately revealed in the mouth, rather than hiding it in the dough itself.

The pineapple upside-down pie specifically came about in 1925 thanks to the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, which announced a contest to create the best dishes using these tropical fruits. The judges particularly liked the upside-down pies, whose recipes were later published in popular culinary magazines. Since then, this dessert has become very common in the U.S. and has also penetrated into other countries.

Interesting facts

  • There were about 70,000 entries for the Hawaiian Pineapple contest, of which 2,500 recipes were pineapple upside-down pie!
  • The consumption of a glass of pineapple juice during the trip, will allow you to forget about nausea and motion sickness.
  • In fact, the pineapple is not a whole fruit, but many small fruits fused together (their size you can see by the embossed rind).

How to celebrate

Visit catering establishments or order the dessert from bakeries to enjoy its wonderful flavor. Surprise the family by making your own pineapple upside-down cake. You can easily find the recipe online.

Tell people about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they tried the dessert. What impression did it make?

When National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day celebrated in 2024?

National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day is observed on April 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 20 2024
Sunday April 20 2025

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