pineapple upside down cake

you will need:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cans pineapple slices in juice, drained and reserve the juice
  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • oil and eggs as stated on back of box

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melt the butter in a 9 x13 cake panIMG_20150213_121238

add 1 cup packed brown sugarIMG_20150213_121504

push down the sugar evenly into bottom of the panIMG_20150213_121611

arrange pineapple rings along the bottom of the panIMG_20150213_121842

Fill the entire bottom.  This will allow you a few extra slices to munch on, yum!!IMG_20150213_122033

Place cherries in the center of the pineapple and in all the empty holes.IMG_20150213_122345

I don’t use vegetable oil for my cake, I like to use coconut oil.  Plus, it gives it a nice coconuty flavor.  I am melting the amount I need in a pan.IMG_20150213_122356

I use the reserved pineapple juice substituted for the water called for in the cake mix.IMG_20150213_122401

Place the cake mix, eggs, oil, and pineapple juice in a mixing bowl.IMG_20150213_122408IMG_20150213_122831

mix on high until thoroughly combined.  Then mix on low for about 2 minutes to make it nice and fluffy.IMG_20150213_123508

Carefully pour the cake batter over top of your pineapple slices and cherries.IMG_20150213_123525

Jadyn was making this cake for my 39th birthday.  It was super easy to make and tasted divinely.

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Carefully spread the batter evenly over top of the pineapple slices.IMG_20150213_123752

Into the oven it goes.  350 degrees for 40 minutes.  IMG_20150213_133545

Test for doneness, by inserting a toothpick into the center.  Take it out and let it rest for 5 minutes.  Invert the cake over onto a serving platter.  IMG_20150213_133610Carefully remove the pan and you will have a perfectly baked pineapple upside down cake!!!!  Keep refrigerated or serve warm.

 

 

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