Pineapple Upside Down cake is my younger Son’s favorite cake . This classic pineapple upside down cake has caramelized pineapple slices on top and a buttery white cake below . To make this cake You just have to melt some butter, pour it into your pan, top the butter with brown sugar, pineapple slices, and maraschino cherries. You may use fresh or canned pineapples ( I always prefer using fresh pineapple )
This old-fashioned cake is traditionally made in a cast-iron skillet, but I did not have one, so I substituted with a 9 inch cake pan. This cake tastes divine when served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
To Bake this buttery rich and caramelized pineapple cake we will need .
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
9 slices pineapple in juice (from 14-oz can), drained ( I used Fresh Pineapples )
9 maraschino cherries from a can ( optional )
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour Or a pack of yellow cake mix .
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or vegetable Oil ( i used oil )
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk OR almond milk
Heat oven to 350°F. / 180*C
Pour 1/4 cup melted butter In 9-inch square pan,
Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter.
Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar.
Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice ( and more if you like )
In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients ,scraping bowl constantly. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over.
Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Store cake loosely covered.
When inverting the cake, make sure the plate is larger than the skillet to catch additional fruit juices & caramelized sugar .
As the cake bakes, the buttery brown sugar sauce will bubble up the sides, creating a buttery glaze on all sides of the cake
You can serve Pineapple Upside-Down Cake warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream .
If using ready mix yellow cake mix then prepare a box of yellow cake mix following the directions on the box to mix the batter .
Bringing this upside down cake to FF# 27 to share with all fellow bloggers 🙂