July 10, 2011

Pineapple Upsidedown Cake - A Guest post from The Hungry Housewife

Today I have the super funny, super cute Leslie from The Hungry Housewife!
If you haven't been to her site you're missing out!
I have been a reader of hers for a LONG time!  
I especially love her vlogs..she cracks me up everytime.
ANND she posted this recipe a while back that I am literally OBSESSED with.  It's called Ice Cream Bread and you only need 2 ingredients: ice cream and flour..yes, I am serious. That's called genius, people.
Hi there. Fancy meeting you here on the ever so fabulous site..Cookies and Cups. Shelly was kind enough to ask me to do a guest post and I just couldn't turn down the opportunity to make an appearance on her site. My name is Leslie Green and I write the food blog, The Hungry Housewife..feel free to stop by my blog and say HI when you get a chance.
Pineapple Upside-Down cake...doesn't it just scream 1975 (well, that and dump cake)? I can remember my Mom making pineapple upside-down cake all the time. I am sure she made it from scratch, but I am lazy and have laundry up to my waist, so I am happy to take a short cut every once in a while, especially if the short cut provides delicious results. However, I am sure that if I poured melted brown sugar and butter over cardboard it would be delicious.
This is a super easy cake to throw together, pop in the oven and impress your guests with little effort.
I suggest using fresh pineapple slices if you can get your hands on them, however using canned is totally acceptable :)

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
1 box Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
3 large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2/3 cup butter
1 2/3 cup brown sugar
1 (20 oz) can Sliced Pineapple or fresh pineapple slices
Maraschino Cherries
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter.
Pour the butter into into a 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle the brown sugar over the melted butter.
Arrange the pineapple slices in the pan in nice little neat rows. Add 1 cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice.
In a mixer bowl, mix cake mix, pineapple juice, oil, eggs and vanilla on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
Pour the cake batter into the pan over the pineapple.
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto your serving dish.
DIG IN!
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Thanks Leslie!!  Now go say HI!

23 comments:

jcreviston said...

We always make it in a BIG ol' iron skillet.. :)

Either way... its so good!

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

My Little Sister's Favorite Cake!

Kristan said...

Love this cake!! My mom always made it and I haven't had a piece in sooo long. I'm putting this on my list for this Summer!!

HockeyScrap said...

Mmmm . . . my mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid. It is so pretty (and yummy).

Barbara | Creative Culinary said...

I always use a cast iron skillet too but I love pineapple upside down cake so much I don't imagine it would matter what it's baked in for me. But I did think the other day that my next must have some bourbon...oh that crust, gooey business around the pineapples with a bit of bourbon. Yum.

Although I typically make cakes today from scratch, this recipe is almost spot on to the one I've used for years with a boxed mix, down to putting in some pineapple juice. Craving now. Thanks for reminding me; one of my favorite cakes ever!

Anonymous said...

I am so making this cake!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I am so making this cake!

Ann said...

Wonderful Guest Post! I love pineapple up-side down cake - it's a classic for a reason!!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

This is a GREAT post...I just love this cake, it reminds me of my aunt who always brought this. love it.

Robyn said...

Pineapple upside down cake is a favorite around here, too.

Foodness Gracious said...

Leslie, awesome picture! You turned my world pineapple upside down...

Kim Bee said...

Love pineapple upside down cake. Great post.

SweetSugarBelle said...

Everyone hearts pineapple upside-down cake! ♥

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Upside down cakes are a great way to go if your bored with normal ones. I love the colours that the cherries add!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Hi Leslie!!! So fun to see you over here at Shelly's!

It's now 8:25am and all I want is cake.

Heather @ Sweet Sins said...

If I do box pineapple cake this is how I always do it!! It works like a charm every time!!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing... needed some easy recipe to impress my visiting sister -law... this is perfect!

SMITH BITES said...

well i WAS just thinking about making a key lime pie . . . however . . .

Amy J. and Tiffanie A. said...

Oh my yummy!!! Looks so good, bet it tasted even better than it looked!

Kathleen said...

Leslie, this looks amazing! I just stumbled it :)

warmvanillasugar said...

This looks so yummy! Great recipe!

Georgia Pellegrini said...

I've never made a cake like this before but I've always wondered about it. Wonderful guest post!

Anonymous said...

I have made this cake many times and there are always aguments on the size of the pieces, so what I have recently done is bought a big cupcake pan, and made the cake into cupcakes, turns our great and there are no arguments over "she got a bigger piece of pineapple" or that one is bigger.

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