I am a big fan of pineapple, so I thought I would share my favorite Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe with everyone.
It is from a long ago PBS series titled Cooking in Quilt Country with Marcia Adams.
Here is the finished cake. It is a lot different because it uses crushed pineapple not rings and there are no cherries either. Just simple and just plain GOOD !!
Below is a picture of the cookbook this recipe comes from. I am a long time watcher and supporter of public television. Its where I first saw my first cooking shows . I still watch today even with the "other channels" too.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Courtesy of Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia Adams
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/3 cup butter softened
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain the pineapple well in a sieve; discard liquid. Spray the sides and bottom of a 9 inch square pan with vegetable spray, melt the butter in the pan n the preheated oven.
Add the brown sugar to the butter and blend. Spread the drained pineapple evenly over the sugar mixture, but do not mix. Set aside.
Into a mixer bowl, sift the flour sugar baking powder, salt and the mace. Add the softened butter, milk and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 1 1/2 minutes, then add the egg and beat 1 1/2 minutes longer. Spread the batter evenly over the pineapple with a rubber spatula-- the batter is quite thick. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven, loosen edges with knife, and invert immediately onto platter. Let cool before serving.
There you have it a perfect and different Pineapple Upside Down Cake !!
Hope you enjoy !
The Bread Fairy