Monday, August 10, 2009

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I had this huge craving for pineapple upside down cake last week and while I was on Cheryl's site (Cooking Dunkin Style)there was a link within to her pineapple upside down cake. I adapted it a little, but stayed pretty true to her recipe.
While I was making this I was reminded of cooking over the campfire for Girl Guides. Did anyone else make pineapple upside down cake in a can back then? This one is much more sophisticated I'm sure :o)

1st - heat up the stove to 350 - melt margarine or butter in your cake pan (round is best) (a few spoonfuls) add brown sugar and smooth together over the bottom of the pan (another few spoonfuls). Take out of the oven and set aside until later.

In a mixing bowl mix together the following:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened - I used margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
Mix all the wet ingredients together first and then add the dry
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1st - add pinapple rings to the bottom of the cake pan. Set a marichino cherry inside each if you wish.
2nd - pour the cake batter over top and spread out evenly.
3rd- Bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes, run a thin knife around the edge, and invert the cake onto a plate.

*I used a spring-form cake pan when making this. I recommend setting it on top of a
baking sheet as some of the margarine leaked out a bit when melting. If you do use one of these, just let the cake cool for 15 minutes and then turn over onto a plate, release the triggers to let the cake out.


Natashya said...

I didn't go to girl guides but I do love pineapple upsidedown cake. Yum!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My dad used to make this when I was a kid and he made it in a cast iron skillet. You have inspired me.

Chef E said...

My dad also made this...and what a great shot of the cake...I have been craving it for a while, so on my to make list now...

Trish said...

Oh that looks simply delish! Never went to Girl Guides but if you did things like this in Guides...where was I? How come my mom didn't enroll me? Grin.

Katy ~ said...

I've only made pineapple upside cake once and it was just okay. I LOVE the looks and sounds of yours. Great idea about the spring form pan; that's perfect!!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great oh memories of girl guides fun but i was naughty always messing around!!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks gorgeous Kristen.. Id love a slice of this right bout now.

Lissaloo said...

fun, I really want to try making one in my pampered chef rice cooker. someday, lol

Cyndi said...

I remember the ones my mom made, like Katherine's dad's, in a cast iron skillet. I forgot how wonderful the combination of the brown sugar, butter, and pineapple was. How did you make one in a can? Never heard of that!

Monica H said...

Pineapple upside down cake is one of my absolute faves. It's the epitome of comfort.

I can almost tast it!

Ingrid said...

Mmm, I've never had pineapple upside down cake but I'm thinking I'd like it!

I did girl scouts for a short while. :)

Pam said...

Wow - it looks really delicious. I've never made a pineapple upside down cake before but I am sure I would love it.

She-Fit said...

As sad as this may sound, I have never tried pineapple upside down cake. This looks great. I need to try this out sometime

Selba said...

I don't think I've tried Pineapple upside down cake, it looks so yummy!

Carrie said...

I love pineapple upside down cake! Great recipe and great picture!!

teresa said...

i haven't had this cake in so long, yours is making my mouth water!