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Monday, March 10, 2008

From My Kitchen ~ Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Today's recipe is for a delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake made the old fashioned way in an iron skillet. Even my son, who does not like cake, loved this recipe!

And this is such a fun recipe. I just love using my old cast iron skillets. What better way to use them then to make a yummy cake from scratch!

Here's what you'll need:

3 T butter
1 C brown sugar
1 can (15 oz.) sliced pineapple, drained

Melt butter in a large iron skillet. (I used a #8.) Then spread the brown sugar over the butter. Lay pineapple slices, close together, over the sugar.

1/2 C butter, softened
2 C flour
1/2 C milk
1 C white sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Cream together butter and sugar. Separate eggs and beat yolks and white separately. Add yolks to the sugar mixture.

Sift flour and baking powder. Alternately add milk and dry ingredients to the egg yolk/sugar/butter mixture. Add vanilla and fold in eggs whites.

Pour over pineapple slices in the skillet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until cake begins to brown.

Loosen around the edges and turn out onto a large plate so fruit side will be up.

Serve with whipped cream.

The outside crust of this cake is so buttery and delicious. You can also add cherries in the middle of the pineapple rings before baking for added color and taste.

I found this recipe in the most recent Country Door catalog. It is a neat little catalog with all sorts of country & shabby decor. And sprinkled throughout are decorating tips and recipes. And it's free! (Don't you just love that word?) Just click on Country Door to visit their web site and request a catalog!



Katy said...

That looks delicious Lea!!! YUM!!! :) my hubby LOVES cooking in our cast iron stuff...i bet he will want me to try this! Thanks!

Nancy Jo said...

That does look good. I guess I should put that one cast iron pan I have to work!
What have you been up to? Still on a cleaning spree? I love doing things like that, very rewarding work.
Love my counter thing on my site. I went over a thousand today. And to think I thought no one but a few farm girls were paying any attention to me. But of course its the farmgirls I love.
Nancy Jo

Cora from Country Patches said...

I was just wanting to make a pineapple upsidedown cake, too! Now this is just perfect!!!! Thanks so much for taking the time out from your cleaning to do some baking for us!!!! I there any cake left?????? Cora

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Yes, Nancy Jo, I'm still on my clean spree. I just finished the pantry & dining room! Hurray! I'll post photos some time this week.

And, Cora, there is not a piece of cake to be found. And my non-cake eater ate most of it! It really is a great recipe. You know I am not a great cook so I only post things that are simple enough for me not to goof up! Let me know if you make this one, okay?

Pam said...

Wow, this looks so good!!!
Thanks for sharing--I'm going to get my iron skillet out!

lindanuts said...

this is awesome.....i haven't had this cake since i was a kid. mom used to make these when we were little. my sisters are going to be so happy. i am putting this on my recipe blog. hope you don't mind. thanks so much. i ordered the catalog. thanks for that also..

naomisnotions said...

WOW! That cake looks YUMMY!!! It looks sooooo moist! I wish I had a cast iron pan! :( Maybe someday!!! :)


Autumn said...

Just ate a piece of that Pineapple upside down cake- GReat recipe!!
Tks for posting it.
It was yummy!!!!

Farm Chick said...

I always looks so forward to your Monday recipes, Lea! I haven't had one of these since I was young- Mom used to make them and several elderly ladies at church ALWAYS made one for our Homecomings.
p.s.- Hubby LOVED the sausage casserole!

Beemoosie said...

Oh I was DREAMIN' of a pineapple upside down cake this past weekend!! Oh that looks good...sorry a little drool there. ahem....I'm gonna have to try your recipe!!

Kimmie said...

Hi Lea,
Oh My Goodness, you should start your own reciepe book. Your photos are so Yummy looking! I love that you made this from scratch! My Mother would make this cake when we were kids, and I remember loving it so much! I will definately have to make this. I think all I need is some pineapple, as far as I can see, I have all the other ingredients.

Thank You for sharing such an olde fashioned delight with us all. Hugs!