Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Friends!  I am LOVING this cooking challenge.  And so is my family.  Like big time.  I've already made my 3 things for this week and it was kind of fun.  Tonight I will give you the recipe for PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE. 
I know I made it and I shouldn't be bragging, but guys, this is the best P.U.D cake I have ever eaten!  Seriously, I chose a recipe that had lots of butter.  Isn't that a surefire way to make people like your cooking?  Restaurants do it!


And here is the cake in its full glory.  I love all our faces in this one too.  And how Jared looks like he is turning 60 instead of 28. Ha ha!

Here is the recipe, adapted from

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
2/3 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar

Place the butter and brown sugar in a frying pan and melt until it boils or bubbles. A cast iron pan works well because it's heavy and will be less likely to scorch.

1 can pineapple slices
maraschino cherries (enough to fill centers of pineapples)

Place pineapples in the butter and sugar mixture. Put cherries in the center of the pineapple. Cut the slices of pineapple into halves and line the sides of the frying pan with them (standing up on edge). Prepare a box of yellow cake mix following the directions on the box to mix the batter (do not bake in a separate pan; follow instructions below).
Pour the batter over the pineapple and cherries.
Bake at 350°F degrees. When the cake is done, loosen the edges with a butter knife. Remove from heat and allow to sit five minutes, then turn it upside down on a serving dish.
Notes:  *This recipe did not include how long to bake it.  I put it in for 35 minutes, then checked it.  I think it went for about 40 minutes.
*Also, I don't understand what the recipe is talking about when it says it put the pineapples and cherries in a frying pan.  I didn't do that.  I put them in a 9x13 pan and then poured the butter/brown sugar over them and then the cake batter.
*I needed 2 more pineapple slices to make the cake look perfect.  I just sampled that little square before serving.


Caleb, Rebecca, and Jack said...

The cake was DE-lish!!!!!

Jake and Rachelle said...

Looks yummy! We should get together and trade some recipes. I need motivation to cook.