Pineapple upside down cake

Saturday, January 03, 2009

We had to bring a dessert for our church's New Year's feast. I'd been in the mood for a pineapple upside down cake so made that. As usual I over estimated how much batter I needed so I'm writing down the revised recipe. Then remembering won't have to be a problem next time.

Makes an 11x17 lasagna pan
Oven 350°F


1 1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups packed brown sugar
3 lg cans crushed pineapple, drained
maraschino cherries (optional)


4 2/3 cup flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs (or 6 egg whites if you want the cake to be a white cake)
2 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla extract (can sub almond)

Make topping first. Mix melted butter, brown sugar and crushed pineapple together. Spread in the bottom of pan. Place halved cherries around in a decorative pattern. Set aside

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. With a mixer on low stir in softened butter, eggs, milk and extract. Beat on medium until well mixed and airy, about 2mins. Carefully spread batter over the topping. Bake about 45 mins. Cake is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place a cookie sheet over top of cake pan and turn upside down, transfering cake from pan to cookie sheet.

Best served with whipped cream.

Note....I like my topping to be plentiful. Reducing topping ingredients by a third may be enough for other's. (I've never tried it though) Although I've been known to add an extra can of pineapple to it. lol

Time to start anew

With the beginning of a new year I'm hoping to start up here again. With all the hullabaloo of the holidays I lost track of how much was spent on food, so we're starting over again. I don't see myself going grocery shopping until the next payday, next week.

I never was too good about putting up my recipes like I thought I'd be. I'll try to be better about that. Actually I have a recipe to go up as soon as I'm done here. The yummy pineapple upside down cake I made for my church's New Year feast.

Now to think up a menu for the next week. I guess that would mean I'd have to find out what's in the fridge/freezer to use. lol Dinner preps have been pretty sketchy here. We've been eating a lot of soup, sandwiches, and snacks. I'm ready for full meat and potato meals. Not sure it'll happen this week though.