Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

While Minoo was making the Clam Chowder, Jean was busy preparing her Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Both of them have to do their demonstration at the same time because the cake needed one hour to bake while the Clam Chowder needed time for simmering.

I had to run back and forth to both stations to take the photos of the processes. It was a quite a busy morning for me.

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The Pineapple Upside-Down Cake was very pretty when it was turned upside down onto a plate. It is certainly a great recipe for potluck.

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Ingredients

  • 1 398ml can sliced pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 7 maraschino cherries
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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Click on the link below for the instructions.


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F. Drain the pineapple, reserving the syrup.

IMG_0783_edited-1Melt the butter into a cake pan, preferably.
IMG_0784_edited-1Add brown sugar on top of the melted butter.
IMG_0786_edited-1Add two tablespoons of the reserved syrup on the brown sugar.
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Arrange the pineapple on top of the brown sugar.

Place cherry in the center of each sliced pineapple, with the nice rounded side facing downward.

IMG_0793_edited-1Cream together the shortening and granulated sugar until smoothly blended.
IMG_0794_edited-1Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time and beat until fluffy.
IMG_0797_edited-1Sift together the dry ingredients. Add water to the remaining syrup to make up 1 cup. Add alternately the pineapple syrup and the flour mixture to the shortening/sugar/egg mixture, beating each time after the addition.
IMG_0804_edited-1Add chopped pecans on top of the pineapple arrangement if desired.
IMG_0805_edited-1Spoon the batter over the pineapple. Bake at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes.Cool for 10 minutes and invert on a plate.

Serve warm.

The cake is moist and sweet. Jean, thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  1. ou’re killing me! That cake looks GOOD!

  2. yums! this looks pretty! 🙂 if only i could taste it! hehe doesn’t look too difficult. i haven’t really made a cake before…

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