Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

We love the old fashion favorites from our childhoods, and our children's childhoods. Now of course we are making them and enjoying them with our grandchildren. Let make Pineapple Upside Down Cake, it is after all Sunday dinner time!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
adapted from: Betty Crocker
350 degree oven

Cooks wisdom:  This cake is best when fresh baked. While the flavor is delicious the next day, the cake takes on a heavy texture.  

Very Pineapple Upside Down Cake
serves 8

1 20 oz juice packed crushed pineapple - drain well and reserve juice
1/4 c butter
2/3 c brown sugar

1/3 c shortening, we used coconut oil
1 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/3 c flour
3/4 c reserved pineapple juice (original recipe called for milk)

Melt butter in the bottom of a 9 inch pan, while oven preheats. Swirl butter in the bottom of the pan to coat evenly, sprinkle with the brown sugar, evenly top with the drained pineapple.

Beat the coconut oil and sugar, add egg, beat until fluffy. Ad the flour, salt, soda and baking powder to the bowl along with 1/2 or more of the juice. Beat until smooth.  Add remaining juice, beat for an additional minute. Carefully pour over the pineapple.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until done in your oven. Let rest 10 minutes, loosen the edges of the cake, turn out onto serving plate. Let cool completely.

Serve with a swirl of whipped cream and a cherry if desire!

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Laraine Eddington said...

I haven't had this ooey gooey wonderfulness in ages. It looks so good.

Sage Trifle said...

This sounds so delicious! I think I could eat this for my 10 AM breakfast. Extra whipped cream please.

kitchen flavours said...

That is one delicious looking cake! Have not eaten this dessert in quite a while! Yum!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is one of my husband's favorite desserts--I made it as one of the desserts I served for his 50th birthday!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Funny how it's the old-fashioned classics that are still favourites. I would love a piece of that for dessert tonight :-)

Judy@SavoringToday said...

I have seen a number of pineapple cakes this week, it must be the anticipation of spring! Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)