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pineapple brown sugar pound cake upside down

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Nancy Allen
Wentzville, MO

This cake is so good. I like mine warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you like pound cake, you're going to love this light pineapple brown sugar pound cake. We loved the sweet and tartness from the pineapples. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and it's a lovely dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 12 squares depending on size
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pineapple brown sugar pound cake upside down

  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 5 lg
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 3 c
    cake flour
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple, 15 oz
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted butter

How To Make pineapple brown sugar pound cake upside down

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • Blending white and brown sugar in the mixer.
    Combine the brown and white sugar in the large bowl of your Kitchen Aid mixer.
  • Adding butter and shortening to the sugar.
    Then add the 2 sticks of soft butter and shortening. Beat until it is creamy.
  • Eggs blended into the batter.
    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sifting baking powder and flour.
    In another large bowl, sift together the baking powder and flour 3 times.
  • Alternatively adding flour and milk.
    Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Add the vanilla and combine.
  • Butter melted in the baking dish.
    For this cake, you can use a 13 or 15-inch baking dish sprayed with Pam. In the oven melt the 1/2 stick of butter in the dish.
  • Pineapple added to the baking dish.
    Now add your pineapple and brown sugar.
  • Batter poured on top of the pineapple.
    Pour your cake batter over pineapple mixture.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, more or less time depending on how your oven cooks. Test cake in the middle with a wooden skewer or toothpick.
  • Pound cake baked.
    Remove from oven and let cool 10 or so minutes. Then loosen sides of cake with a knife. Place a cookie sheet over top of the cake & flip it carefully. Let cool or warm before slicing depending how you like your cake.

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