Monday, January 30, 2017

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I remember watching my Grandmother very carefully place a plate on top of the iron skillet and flipping it over to reveal the beautiful Pineapple Upside Down Cake. All the wonderful caramel that drizzled over the cake and then her telling me, now we have to wait for a bit and let it cool before we slice it. Today when I make this cake I am using my Grandmothers iron skillet that she used along with the family recipe that has been passed on to me. Everytime I make the cake it brings back wonderful memories of spending time in the kitchen with my Grandmother.

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



This Is A Great Cake

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

A Simple Cake

Heat The Sugar and Butter

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Place The Pineapples and Cherries

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour The Batter Over The Fruit

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Let Cool Before Serving

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
7 pineapple slices
7 maraschino cherries
2 Tablespoon pineapple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
dash of salt
Cake Batter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter,  unsalted
2 eggs 
1-1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
In the iron skillet over medium high heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and salt.
Cook for 2 minutes until the mix is starting to boil.
Remove from heat.
Place the pineapple slices in the bottom of the skillet, placing a cherry in the center of the pineapple.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time beating slightly in between the addition.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter, sugar and eggs mixture. Alternate the addition of the flour with the milk and vanilla. Beat this mixture until completely combined.
Very carefully spoon the cake batter on top of the fruit.
Bake in a 350 degree for 30 minutes or until golden brown and done in the center.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
Run a sharp knife along the edge of the skillet making sure the cake will release.
Place a plate over the skillet and invert the cake on to the plate.
Let the cake cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Enjoy!

Slice and Serve

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add Some Ice Cream and Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Our Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic recipe that many families have handed down through the years. I am so grateful to have the many recipes that have been passed on to me and am so happy to be able to share them with you. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend time in the kitchen with us today, its always fun to cook with you! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

2 comments:

  1. I grew up eating a similar cake - takes me back.

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  2. I love reading about family food memories like yours with your Grandmother, Miz Helen. And as you know, I love vintage recipes! Your Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake looks gorgeous - and very tasty too. It's been far too long since I've had Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

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