Homemade fudge is always a treat, and this Pineapple Upside Down Fudge is a unique recipe when you’re looking for something beyond the usual chocolate and vanilla flavors. This no bake pineapple fudge is filled with cherries and tastes just like pineapple upside down cake! It’s so much fun to make and eat!
If you love homemade fudge, be sure to try our Nutella Fudge and Cookie Butter Fudge too!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge
This tasty pineapple treat tastes just like a classic pineapple upside-down cake but with a unique twist! You still get the moist deliciousness that comes from biting into a piece of fudge, but with a tropical twist!
This easy fudge recipe only takes five ingredients to create a decadent dessert your whole family will enjoy. Each bite is filled with the sweet taste of the maraschino cherries and candied pineapple, and the classic yellow cake makes it feel like a real upside-down cake.
If you love Grandma’s pineapple upside down cake, then you’ve got to try pineapple upside down cake fudge!
PS- Love pineapple? Try our Piña Colada Poke Cake too!
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What You Need to Make Pineapple Fudge
- Sweetened condensed milk – A staple for making fudge at home!
- White chocolate chips – or melting wafers
- Yellow cake mix – This gives the pineapple fudge a unique texture almost like a dense cake!
- Candied pineapple – You can also use fresh pineapple, but you’ll want to drain it thoroughly and pat dry.
- Maraschino cherries – Be sure to remove the stems and cut them in half!
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Does Homemade Fudge Need to Be Refrigerated?
Homemade fudge can be stored at room temperature and does not need to be refrigerated.
However, my husband likes to keep his desserts in the fridge – everything from candy bars to cakes – so you can absolutely do that with this fudge for a cool treat!
Can You Make Fudge a Day Ahead?
Absolutely! Homemade fudge is great for just that reason – you can make in advance for a party or potluck the following day.
It keeps well for a few days if you store in an airtight container.
Pineapple Fudge Recipe (Printable Copy)
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Pineapple Upside Down Fudge
- square baking pan
- medium saucepan
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
- 1/2 cup yellow cake mix
- 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup candied pineapple chopped
- 16 maraschino cherries stems removed and cut in half
- Line a 9x9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper
- Combine the sweetened condensed milk, cake mix, and white chocolate chips into a medium pot over medium - medium high heat.
- Whisk until smooth, then remove from heat.
- Fold in the chopped pineapple.
- Pour fudge into the baking dish and smooth with a spatula if needed.
- Scatter the cherries on top of the fudge.
- Allow to harden at least 2 hours, then cut into squares.
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Can I substitute pineapple chips in place of the candied pineapple?
I’m not sure that would work as well – the chips might get soggy.
Can you freeze this fudge?
Sure! I’d layer with parchment paper in a freezer bag or container. It should stay good for a few months!