Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Upside-down is the way to go.


It had been a while since I'd made a pineapple upside-down cake, so this past weekend I did just that.

I keep it simple: just use a basic yellow cake mix, drain the canned pineapple and use the juice as part of the liquid for the cake.Spray the bottom of the pan with non-stick spray and arrange the pineapple slices in the bottom of the pan... a maraschino cherry in the middle of each... and a generous sprinkling of brown sugar before pouring the cake batter on top.
And it never fails: when I flip this over to remove it from the pan, a few of the pineapple slices stay stuck to the bottom. I don't panic! Just use a spatula to lift them off the pan and flip them back into their spot on top {uh....or bottom?!?!} of the cake.
Saved a piece for Carrie because that's the kind of mom I am.

What about you? When is the last time you had pineapple upside-down cake?

24 comments:

traci said...

ok, now my stomach is really growling. that looks so good. refreshing. what a sweet mom you are!

Ruth said...

I don't think I've made pineapple upside-down cake since I was at school!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Can you believe I never tried it? But you're a good mom for saving some for Carrie!

Sian said...

This brought back happy memories for me - pineapple upsidedown cake is the only thing I ever made in school cookery class which actually turned out the way it was supposed to. An old friend and I were talking about it just the other day. I bet this one tastes even better, mind you!

tainted with a positive view said...

Pineapple upside down cake is really making a comeback. My mother made it when I was a kid, but then nothing for many years. Yours looks marvelous!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm a bit worried about admiting I've never tried this either,Deb!!!! But I have had a similar apple one....which was delicious.

Carrie Rosalind said...

And it was soooo good! :) I was wondering how you made it, so thanks for posting this. Now I know. :)

debs14 said...

Last time was back in Cookery Classes at school - too many years ago!
This post has made me nostalgic for some good old traditional cooking, yours looks DEE-LISH-OUS!!!

Liberty :) said...

ive never had this, but it looks so very pretty!!!

Clair said...

Om, nom, nom, nom (and other munching sounds.)

MarleneMAZ said...

Yummy! this looks delicious! the last time I had this was at Roy's restaurant on my birthday in May, it was delicious:)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - that really takes me back! I haven't had it in a long time.
Rinda

Amy said...

I've never made this sort of cake before, but, it looks like something that is quick and simple and super delicious!
Your post has made me laugh though, the young man in our house is not a fan of pineapple and just this weekend past he had a massive melt down when confronted with the thought of having to consume pineapple ..... perhaps I may show him this photo and suggest that is what I'll be cooking next? ;-) No, I'm not that mean!

valerie said...

OOOHHH---Great idea thanks! I think I will make that for dessert--it will go great with fish tacos!! That looks SOOOOOO yummy!

The Zhush said...

omg...my mouth is watering!

Denise said...

Yum,This took me back to my cookery classes too and I haven't made it since then.You have made me think about trying it again though x

Becky said...

Wow, I can't remember that last time I had pineapple upside down cake! We have been eating a lot of pineapple recently, but on it's own, just fresh! That looks yum!

Beverly said...

I shouldn't be blog hopping at lunch time lol, it looks great! I actually make this quite often because it's so easy and all three of my guys love it.

helena said...

about 2 years ago when I made one for a friend who mentioned he hadn't had one since he left home 15 years beofore. They are a magical combination - yours looks very yum

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Yum!!! I'll be right over.
Looooved the little pic of your Carrie below. : )
M.L.

Rhona said...

Like Ruth, I think the last time I made upside down cake was at school!
Thank you for the little bird for Alice - it's arrived safe and sound and is so pretty! Love the colours :) Thank You!! xx

Catherine said...

I love Pinapple Upside down cake...yum. I have a new version that I now make for Thanksgving and Christmas, here is the link:
http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001010570
It is Pineapple cranberry upside down cake. It is beautiful to look at and even more delicious to eat and I don't even like cranberries, LOL Hope you will give it a try.

Catherine

Mom said...

Okay, that's something you can definitely make for me on my next time in AZ! Another twist--do you remember ginger-peachy upside down cake? Melt a couple of tablespons of butter in a square pan, sprinkle brown sugar on top of that, arrange sliced canned peaches in a pattern of your choice, then pour a prepared gingerbread mix on top. Serve with whipped cream. I don't think I've made that since you kids were small! But I think I might this weekend! Thanks for the memory! xo

humel said...

Oh, yum! Now that's a blast from the past... Thanks for reminding me of this, I definitely have to make one of my own soon! xx

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