For a great tasting Pineapple Upside Down Cake, I’ve always used the following recipe.
Please note that the addition of pecans is optional.This is a recipe passed down from my husband’s grandmother. It’s been “tweaked” through the years, but I’ve always found that the extra addition of pecans seems to make it a very popular dessert in our house. If you like the idea of adding nuts, you could also use walnuts, chopped into small piece’s. It’s sure to be a favorite at any type of gathering you may be attending.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degree’s.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 2/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1 can of sliced pineapple with juice drained
- Approximately 10 maraschino cherries, whole (stemmed)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- 1-1/3 cups of white flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of shortening
- 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 1 egg
In 9 inch square pan, (round is also fine), melt the butter in oven. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the melted butter in the bottom of the pan. Place the pineapple rings over brown sugar and butter mixture, spreading them evenly. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
If you decided to use the pecans sprinkle the above with the pecans now.
In medium sized bowl, beat the remaining ingredients together with an electric mixer on low. Switch to high speed and beat for about 30 seconds, making sure you’ve scraped the bowl often. Pour the batter over the pineapple, cherries and pecans. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle, comes out clean.
As soon as you remove the pineapple cake from the oven, take a large size plate and place it upside down over the cake. Turn plate and pan over, and leave for a few minutes to let it settle. Remove pan and serve your pineapple upside down cake warm. If any of the brown sugar, pineapples or cherries remain in the pan, simply use a butter knife to scrape them off and replace on top or sides of cake.
Store remaining Pineapple Upside Down Cake loosely covered in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh and delicious for approximately three days.