Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Looks like ooey, gooey, deliciousness!


This month’s cake selection for The Cake Slice Bakers was Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. And I have to say, I was not thrilled to make this. I like my fruit raw and unadulterated. (Except for bananas, lemon, and lime…) I have to be in the mood to eat apple pie. I considered skipping this month but since we just went through spring cleaning, I didn’t think that would be fair. Plus the Beau loves pineapples.
One good thing about the Southern Cakes cookbook, the ease in baking some of the cakes! Like last month, Pineapple Upside-Down cake was super easy to put together. The recipe only calls for 10 maraschino cherries, but since I bought a small bottle of them, I went to town adding them to the cake. You should put a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring. Here’s mine:

Cherries taking over the pineapple rings...


I’m not sure how adding too many cherries will affect the taste of the cake, we’re having it for dessert tonight, so I’ll let you know.
The one thing I do tend to have problems with in recipes is when the direction is ‘Spread evenly’. HAH! I try, but usually one side tends to be taller than the other. I don’t think it matters in this cake, plus with the pineapple rings and cherries, it’s hard to tell if it’s lopsided or not!

'Evenly' spread...


This is my very first Pineapple Upside Down cake, not only baking but tasting. I hope it tastes as good as it looks and smells!
Stop by next month when 2 of my favorite flavors are combined in one! Go browse the other Cake Slice Bakers to see their Pineapple Upside-Down cakes! Then go to the book store and buy the book so you can try this easy cake too!

Soo pretty and colorful!

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mollystrz on March 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Oh, do not even get me STARTED on the “spread evenly.” It is my total downfall, the bane of my existence. 🙂 Your cake looks fabulous!

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  2. I loved the ooey, gooey deliciousness of this cake! And yours turned out beautifully! 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it!

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  3. Oh I agree with leslie your cake looks beautiful! Hope you like it!

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  4. Great job on your challenge and hope you liked it.

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  5. Your cake looks wonderful and so glossy with the caramel glaze. Love all the extra cherries – I added a few more too. Hope it tastes as good as it looks

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  6. Nicely done, I love cherries, the more the better I say! 🙂
    Do you have a small offset spatula? I find that helps alot with spreading a thick cake batter evenly.
    I’m sure you & your Beau enjoyed it.

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  7. Oooh, lotsa cherries. I bet it made it even better!

    hope you liked it.

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  8. Very pretty!

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