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:

Ingredients:
     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


Directions:
  • 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...


cjd

2 comments:

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

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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

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