Sunday, June 13, 2010

pineapple goodness

I made my first pineapple upside down cake today! I don't know why I have never made this before, it was so easy! I must have had some notion that it was complicated. The only thing my kitchen was missing was a round pan and cake flour.

I combined a couple of recipes to create my version. Here's how I made mine:

     3 Tbs. of butter
     1 can of pineapple slices
     1 small jar of maraschino cherries
     2/3 cup of packed brown sugar
     1/3 cup of butter
     1/2 cup white sugar
     1 egg
     1 tsp. vanilla
     1 1/4 cups of cake flour
     1 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
     1/2 tsp. of salt
     1/2 cup of pineapple juice

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain the pineapple slices and save the juice.
  • Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter in a 9 inch round pan. I used the oven vent on my stove, if that hadn't of worked I would have put the pan in the oven for a few minutes. 
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of the brown sugar into the butter. Then arrange the pineapples and cherries. I stuck with the traditional arrangement.Then sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar evenly across the top of the fruit. 
  • Cream together the 1/3 cup of butter with the white sugar until it's light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat well. Then sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. I just used a whisk to combine mine.
  • Add flour alternately with the pineapple juice, beating well after each addition. 
  • Spread the batter over the fruit and brown sugar. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes, then invert the cake onto a plate. Best if served warm.

It was SO good. And it smelled delicious while it was baking. Mmmmmmmm.

Mine got a little too brown on the edges from the butter and brown sugar because I forgot that our oven bakes hot. I usually have to knock the temperature down 25 degrees from what it called for.

Now to figure out how to make an identical cupcake version... hmmm...



  1. Ummm... that looks amazing! Mine would've exploded at some point lol.

  2. You should give it a shot. I don't think you can mess this one up!


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