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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

My "Sweet Hunter" could'nt wait until tomorrow so that is why you are seeing the cake cut into pieces. He said it was great and that is what counts.

3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
6 slices pineapple or 1 can (20 ounces) can of drained crushed pineapple
maraschino cherries (optional)
pecan halves (optional)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk

In a 9-inch square cake pan, melt butter; sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange pineapple and cherries and nut halves on sugar, making a design.
Make cake batter. Cream 1/2 cup butter; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk; beat until smooth, ending with dry ingredients. Pour over pineapple design. Bake at 375° for about 35 minutes. Let cake cool for about 5 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate


Alice Grace said...

One of my very favorite cakes! Bet it tastes wonderful warm!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I just posted a Pineapple Upside down cake on my blog a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time I've ever made one and I loved it. I'm even making it for Easter Dinner tomorrow.

I can hardly wait to try this recipe too. It sounds like the cake might be a bit lighter than the one I made.

Well I just adore this blog and am going to run right over and add it to my blog list so I never lose it! (I have a tendency to do that ~ LOL).

Have a blessed Easter,

just lisa said...

Sounds and looks delicious!!! I love pineapple upside down cake - it was always one of my grandmother's favorites!

flmom said...

Yum! It's been a long time since I've had this.

Donna said...

I was looking just yesterday for a pineapple upside down cake that used crushed pineapple rather than rings. Darn it! I made carrot cake instead. But I'm prepared for the next time!