Calories in Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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

Calories

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.

Nutrients

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.

Considerations

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.