Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The first time you make this delicious favorite, you’ll feel like a magician! Even though the preparation feels backwards and upside down (…hence the name), once you finish and taste this cake you’ll want to make it every day of the holidays.


2 large eggs

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 cups sifted flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup milk

6 pineapple slices, drained


Brown Sugar Mix:

3 tablespoons butter

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons pineapple juice


In a cast iron skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter; stir in brown sugar and pineapple juice.  Arrange pineapple slices on top of brown sugar mix.  In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar thoroughly, add eggs one at a time.  Stir in the sifted flour and baking powder alternately with the milk and vanilla.  Pour cake batter on top of pineapple slices.  Bake in skillet in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Garnish with walnuts or cherries.  Cool.  Serve with whipped cream or cool whip.


Yield:  6 servings

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