Donna Mann Recipe

Grandma Mann's Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

By Donna Mann DonnaMarie10

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Prep Time:
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Donna's Story

This was my husband's Mom's favorite Pineapple Upsidedown Cake. I've been making it for years although I've tweaked it a little. She baked hers in an iron skillet. I bake mine in 9 inch round cake pans. Still really good! Enjoy!


3 Tbsp
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1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
1 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 c
evaporated milk
1 Tbsp
melted crisco (i use oil)
1 tsp
8 slice
pineapple, drained
1 small
jar of maraschino cherries

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt the butter in a pan. Add the brown sugar and stir until melted. Pour into iron skillet or baking pan.
Beat egg until light. Add sugar and beat well. Mix the flour and baking powder. Alternately, add flour mixture and milk to the egg/sugar mixture. Beat well and add shortening and vanilla.
Arrange the pineapple slices over the brown sugar/butter mixture in the pan. Place a cherry in the middle of each slice. Pour batter evenly over the pineapple. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Immediately turn the cake onto a plate. Spoon any "sauce" that remains in the pan over the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

  • Comments

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    Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 8, 2011
    Always willing to add another pineapple upside down cake recipe to my file!! Thanks for sharing...
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    Nancy Hearell rayna304 - Mar 16, 2011
    Love pineapple upside down cake. Thanks for the recipe. I haven't made one in ages. Will try this.
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    Barbara Gabriel potluck - Mar 30, 2011
    Loved this cake. I made it Saturday afternoon. I took it to my Mother in laws house. We were watching the basketball games.It was gone before it got cool. Everyone loved it. Thanks for posting.
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    Linda Clement xlinclemex - Apr 23, 2011
    This is excatlly how my grandmothers tasted.I closed my eyes and felt I was eating her cake.It was perfect not to mention the memories it brought back. I LOVE IT and will make it agin. thank you
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    Donna Mann DonnaMarie10 - May 29, 2011
    I haven't been on for a while-as you can see. A very busy April and May. Thanks you, everyone, for your warm comments!