Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

It's finally summer and that means fresh fruit is constantly in the fridge.  So, when Matt requested I make Pineapple Upside Down Cake {My first time ever!} I was excited at the prospect of using the fresh pineapple I had just cut up! 
I got the recipe from All Recipes and set to work! 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored and cut into rings


Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
2) Melt the butter. Brush a little bit of the butter on the inside of a 9 inch cake pan.
3) Mix 5 tablespoons of the butter with the dark brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice. Place this mixture in the bottom of the cake pan. 


Arrange the pineapple rings on the brown sugar mixture in a decorative pattern (be creative). Set pan aside.


4) Stir together the flour, salt, white sugar, and baking powder.

5)Separate the eggs. Beat the whites until stiff but not dry.Beat two of the egg yolks until lemony yellow. 

6) Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup pineapple juice, vanilla, and remaining melted butter. Add this mixture to the flour mixture. 

7) Gently fold in the egg whites. 

8) Pour batter over the top of the brown sugar and pineapple rings.

9) Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 30 minutes. 

10) Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then cover pan tightly with a serving dish and invert so that the pineapple side is up.

 I served mine with vanilla ice cream and everyone loved it!!  It was definitely easy to make and I had no problems with flipping it out of the pan!  Can't wait to try this recipe out again!

4 comments:

  1. Looks good! Last year I'd say yuck but I just discovered that I like pineapple so I'd probably love it too. And with ice cream....yum.

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  2. that looks so delish!! so impressed with your baking skills!!!

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  3. Pineapple cakes have always been a bit too sweet for my taste, but I'm willing to try this recipe out it looks sooooo good!

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  4. There isn't much I love more than fresh pineapple. Seriously. I could live off the stuff.

    Your cake looks Ah-Mazing too! I can't believe this is your first one. I'm going to start calling you Betty Crocker. :)

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