CAST IRON PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

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Teresa *G*

By
@BlueGinghamApron

Old-fashioned, made from scratch in a cast iron skillet, this is the real deal. Delicious! This is the only recipe I have ever used for pineapple upside-down cake because it's just that good and it's not complicated.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 can(s)
(20 oz.) sliced pineapple (rings)
1/4 c
butter (1/2 stick or 4 tablespoons; salted or unsalted, your preference)
2/3 c
packed light brown sugar
1/3 c
pecan halves (approximately; may substitute maraschino cherry halves, if desired) )
1 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 c
vegetable shortening (4 tablespoons)
1/2 c
milk
1 large
egg
2 Tbsp
reserved pineapple juice

How to Make CAST IRON PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

Step-by-Step

  • 1Gather all ingredients. Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons.
  • 3Melt butter over medium heat in 10 inch cast iron or nonstick skillet.
  • 4Add light brown sugar and stir until sugar is melted and begins to lightly bubble; remove from heat.
  • 5Place a pineapple slice on top of melted sugar in middle of pan, then place slices around it, overlapping slightly.
  • 6Place a pecan half in center of each ring, pressing lightly into melted sugar. Set aside.
  • 7Into mixing bowl, sift together flour, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • 8Add shortening and milk; beat 2 minutes at high speed with electric mixer (until smooth.)
  • 9Add egg and reserved 2 tablespoons pineapple juice; beat at high speed for additional 2 minutes.
  • 10Gently pour batter over pineapple slices in skillet and spread evenly.
  • 11Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes, or until golden and cake springs back when gently touched in the center with finger.
  • 12Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire cooling rack for 5 minutes; run a knife or offset spatula around edge of cake to loosen from skillet.
  • 13Place serving platter over cake; hold skillet handle in one hand (with pot holder) and the platter in place with the other hand and turn upside down; shake the skillet gently, if necessary, to release cake onto platter. Lift skillet off and rearrange any pieces that may have been dislodged.
  • 14Lightly cover and refrigerate leftovers. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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About CAST IRON PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom