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Recipe of the Week, April 28: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Posted by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 (20 oz.) can pineapple slices, in juice
Maraschino cherries (optional)
1/2 cup pecan halves (optional)
6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon dark rum or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring (optional)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice (from canned pineapple)
Melt stick of butter in large cast iron skillet or 9x12" pan. Add brown sugar and stir to blend. Drain pineapple slices, reserving juice. (there should be at lease ½ cup juice-if not, add a little water to make ½ cup). Place pineapple in pan. put cherry in center of each slice, and add pecan halves if using. Set aside, but keep warm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip butter and sugar together till light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and rum. Beat to incorporate. Sift flour and baking powder together. Add flour mixture alternately with pineapple juice till the batter is smooth. Pour batter into pan on top of pineapple. Bake 35-4- minutes or till cake pulls away from edges and is slightly springy to the touch. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool slightly. Place serving plate over pan and invert.

 

Notes: You can also use pineapple chunks instead of slices, if you wish. The presentation isn't as pretty, but it tastes just as good.

Do you like Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

 

by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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periwinkle163
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

 This is easily my favorite cake! It has to made in a cast iron skillet to get the right flavor though. I used drained crushed pineapple so that the entire top of the cake is covered with pineapple brown sugar goodness, and I don't use cherries or nuts.

jjamom
by Silver Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Love it!  I used to make it years ago, but haven't for quite some time.

goddess99
by Michelle on Apr. 28, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I love this dessert. Yum

KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Apr. 28, 2013 at 4:13 PM
I'm not a fan
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KamsOne
by Jen on Apr. 28, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I've never tried a pineapple upside down cake.  

DerDer528
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 11:08 PM
1 mom liked this
Its delicious! You need to try it

Quoting KamsOne:

I've never tried a pineapple upside down cake.  

KamsOne
by Jen on Apr. 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM
1 mom liked this

I definitely will some day.  Maybe I'll make one this week.

Quoting DerDer528:

Its delicious! You need to try it

Quoting KamsOne:

I've never tried a pineapple upside down cake.  


Mommy2TwinGirls
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Yum! One of my favorite desserts!
delanna6two
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM
I love it....have not had it since my mother's cakes....hmmm...maybe I need to try one myself.
Kimberly954
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Same here. Never really liked fruit on my cake!

Quoting KaylaMillar:

I'm not a fan


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