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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Upside Down Cake

Use either pineapple or apricots to make this fun and fruity upside down cake.



 Upside Down Cake
This can be used with either canned apricots or pineapple. It’s an easy, inexpensive cake that will make a simple family meal seem special.

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup pineapple juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add butter to 9 x 13” baking dish and melt in heated oven. Sprinkle the melted butter with one cup brown sugar.

Beat eggs until thick. Gradually beat in granulated sugar. Add pineapple juice and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, salt and ½ teaspoon cinnamon and beat for two minutes.

Arrange pineapple halves in two rows in baking dish. (If using apricot halves, place them cut side up.) Pour cake batter over fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done.

Remove from oven and immediately turn upside down on serving platter. Do not remove pan for a few minutes to allow steam to soften and loosen cake. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream, or cold with whipped cream.

21 comments:

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  2. Upside down cakes look so special when turned out. Lovely recipe.

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  3. Mmmm... sounds so good right now!

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  4. I used to make this years ago when I first got married. I remember that it was yummy.

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  5. Now, that takes me back--my mom used to bake pineapple upside down cakes for special occasions. Love 'em!

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  6. Yum!! Love love love upside down cake!! Take care
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  7. this reminds me of my mom--she used to make this a lot---so good---i don't think i have ever made it--i will have to change that!

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  8. So good! Thanks for posting this recipe. I'm totally writing it down. :)

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  9. I haven't had an upside cake since my grandmother's. You made my mouth water.

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  10. I've been thinking about baking an upside down cake for a while. Now that this recipe is staring at me, I have no excuses. :-)

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  11. I will be saving and trying your recipe! Sounds yummy!

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  12. My mother used to make those but my wife and I have never tried one.

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  13. Sounds like from the comments that Upside Down Cake was a popular recipe a generation ago. I know my mom used to make it too :)

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  14. My mom never made it... But It's something I definitely want to bake...


    Thanks for the recipe Karen...

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  15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Lordy, that takes me back to my childhood!

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  16. I haven't made nor seen one of these in ages. Time to get baking. This is such a basic and fabulous cake.

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  17. Another great recipe to pass over to a daughter (I don't make cakes now there's only me at home to eat them!)

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  18. Yum! My granny loved pineapple upside down cake and didn't need much of an excuse to make one. It was so good! You just took me on a trip down memory lane...

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  19. A few weeks bake we added pineapple upside down cake to our prep sheet at work and it is my new favorite. So much fun to put together and I LOVE doing the flip.

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  20. Hi Karen .. I sometimes make a New Zealand apple upside down cake .. they are delicious .. cheers Hilary

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