Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pineapple upside down slight revamp

Again with food? yes!!! I freakin love food. There's seriously a constant war going on inside of me that says "Don't eat that!!" and "DUUUUUDE! eat it already!!". It sucks. Really. But I'm getting better...I PROMISE!

So yea, food war, I've been wanting a Pineapple Upside Down Cake for-like-ever. I don't know why, I've never even had one, never even thought it sounded good until recently. I mean I love pineapple, love maraschino cherries, and LOOOOOOVE cake so I guess it was bound to happen. So I searched the beloved Pinterest site for something interesting, then realized I was on the wrong computer and didn't want to switch in order to print it and I get tired of looking at the tiny print on my phone. Instead I got out the good ole "Better Homes and Gardens" cookbook. Love that thing. One day I'll make everything in that book, I swear. Of course I changed some thing in it. Because I wanted to, and when I want to do something I'm just gonna do it.

I'm going to try to just remember this recipe because I don't want to get my cookbook out and I can't find it on their website the way I made it.

First take 2 tbsp of butter and melt it in a round cake pan. I actually stuck my pan on the burner and melted it. Then stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar. Lay pineapple down and stick your cherries in the middle. set aside...
I got lazy and didn't measure the butter, make sure you do it or you have soup :)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together 1 1/3 cup flour, 2/3 cup sugar, 2tsp baking powder, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk(this is a change from the recipe), 1tbsp pineapple juice(my addition), 1/2 tsp almond flavoring(my addition), 1/4 cup butter softened. I was able to just whisk this together. I didn't feel like getting the KitchenAid out for this (I have NOOO counter space).
Spoon batter over the pineapples so that your mixture doesn't disrupt the lay out. Cook for 30-35 minutes. I only went 30 and probably should've gone longer but all ovens are different.

Look at the Golden Brown color!!

This is why I say only use 2 tbsp, made the batter run under the pineapples. Still good though  :)

Run a knife along the edges when done and let cool on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes. Put a plate on top of the pan and flip over. Serve warm.

Seriously amazing stuff. I don't know why it took almost 28 years for me to eat this stuff!!


  1. one of my fave kind of cakes!!! you an make it for me anytime...only thing is you have to come make it at my house. lol