Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Mister's favorite

As I mentioned, this Friday is The Mister's Birthday -- and, what's a birthday without cake? Since his favorite is Pineapple Upside Down cake, I try to make him one around this time of year, and as today is Wednesday, I thought I'd share the recipe I use with you, here. This one's from The Fanny Farmer Cookbook, and

what you'll need:

1 1/2 sticks (12 Tblsp.) butter
1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. pineapple juice
1. can sliced pineapple (rings)
1 jar Maraschino cherries (my own 'addition' to this particular recipe)
whole pecans (also my addition)
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
1 egg

to make:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in 9-in cake pan; over low heat, stir in brown sugar until it dissolves. Remove from heat and add pineapple juice.

Arrange pineapple rings in one layer in the pan; place one cherry & one pecan in each "hole".

In a separate cook pan, melt remaining 8 Tblsp. butter; remove from heat; stir in milk & egg, beating well.

Blend flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl, and add milk/egg mixture; beat until smooth.

Pour over pineapple slices and bake for 35 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean). Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn, fruit side up, onto plate.

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Kristina said...

I love this!! Maybe we should have had a pineapple theme =) Isn't that just great how the fruit makes it better?!?! Thanks for posting!

Penny (aka Yooperchick) said...

ooohhh! The picture looks so yummy! My hubby would love this cake!

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday to the Mister! :v)

It used to be a tradition for my youngest to have pineapple upside down cake too. As she's gotten older though she changes from year to year so we haven't had it in awhile. Hmmm, you've just given me my dessert idea for Easter Sunday!