Calories in Pineapple Upside Down Cake

by Nicki Wolf

Pineapple upside down cake makes a tasty treat.

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Pineapple upside down cake, primarily made with white cake topped with caramelized pineapple slices, is a tasty dessert.


A 4.1-oz slice of pineapple upside down cake -- that's approximately one-ninth of an 8-in. square cake -- typically contains 367 calories. This accounts for 18 percent of the calories you should consume every day when following a 2,000-calorie diet.


Many calories in pineapple upside down cake come from carbohydrates. A 4.1-oz. serving of this cake contains 58 g of carbohydrates. The Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, recommends eating 130 g of carbohydrates every day. The number of calories in pineapple upside down cake represents 45 percent of the daily recommended intake. A serving of cake contains 4 g of protein.


MayoClinic.com notes that you should limit fat consumption to 44 to 78 g of fat every day. A 4.1-oz. serving of pineapple upside down cake contains 13.9 g of fat -- 18 to 31 percent of what you should consume in a day. Monitor you daily eating plan to make sure you do not include too much fat in your diet.

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About the Author

Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.