I’m dying….of ‘delicious’
I swear I do a lot more around here than bake sinfully delicious treats for my husband and children. It’s just that really some things should not be kept a secret, and believe me this is one of those things that you should do. Go to your cupboards RIGHT now and check to see if you have the ingredients, it’s okay I’ll wait.
Ready? OK good, you’re going to thank me because oh dear, my goodness I think I just drooled a bit on my laptop.
OK, back to the recipe: we are going to make wait for it….oh so good…pineapple upside down cake!!
Wait, wait before you go and brush me off thinking that ‘yeah, you and my GRANDMOTHER love this, just try it! I used my totally adorable individual pineapple upside down cake pan but you can use a 9X9 pan if you wish and you’ll get the same result.
So, gather ingredients
Then preheat your oven to 350. Drop some butter or margarine into your pan and then pop your pan into the preheating oven to melt. Once it’s melted drop in some dark brown sugar and let it soak into the melted margarine. Drop in one pineapple ring and one cherry into each cake mold (or if you’re using a square pan, cover the bottom of the pan with pineapple and cherries in the pineapple holes.)
Mix in the rest of your ingredients until smooth.
Once everything is all smooth and ready, spoon the batter on top of the pineapple rings.
Pop those baby’s into your preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes (or if you’re using a square pan you may want to increase that to 40 or 45 minutes.) When they come out, please try not to eat them directly from the pan.
Take a HEAT PROOF tray and then lay it across the top and flip those babies over. They should come right out, but don’t take the pan away right away. Give it a minute or two to make sure that all the brown-sugary goodness gets dripped over the cakes.
Take away the pan and you are left with pure gold, baby!
And that’s it! How easy is that? I seriously highly recommend getting one of these adorable pans though. Williams and Sonoma sells them as well as….I *think it’s called The Kitchen Collection and it’s an outlet store. I have not seen these in Canada though but I’m sure if you couldn’t get to the US easily you could order one online somewhere.
I’m excited to figure out some other cute ways to use my new pineapple pan, so if anyone has some suggestions send them my way!!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
From Betty Crocker
1/4 c. butter or margarine
2/3 c brown sugar
9 slices of pineapple (I only used 6 since that’s how many my pan held)
9 maraschino cherries (again, I used 6)
1 1/3 c flour
1 c sugar
1/3 c shortening
1.5 tsp baking powder
.5 tsp salt
3/4 c milk
Just follow the directions above, you seriously will thank me.
Hugs, and Happy Friday!