Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pineapple upside down cake recipe, I'm having an affair, kitchen aid, spring form pan

I am having an affair. So, about 5 years ago Jimmy and I got this account that came with  points.  We got the points catalogue and poured over it. We found an item we wanted...... a Kitchen aid pro 4.  Every time we thought about buying a kitchen aid,  we checked our points and decided to wait. 2 weeks ago we reached our points and last week became the new owners of a brand new shiny Kitchen aid. I'm in love!  I have been baking like a madwoman. We have had home baked bread every day and the cakes...Many many cakes. Last week I tried a pineapple upside down cake..... it sort of fell apart  when I tried to get it out of the pan.  So, another friend suggested I get a spring form pan and I did.... (a cheap $6 dollar pan from the grocery store)  I used it last night and tried the pineapple upside down cake again. Spring form pans are sooooo cool! Here is the recipe I used...Last nights pineapple upside down cake was a thing of beauty.


You will need
1/4 lb + 4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup nuts
enough fresh pineapple sliced 1/2 inch thick to cover bottom of 9 inch pan
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour

Do this
1.Melt the 4 tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan and   add the brown sugar and nuts.
2.Pour into the bottom of a nine inch baking pan
3.Lay pineapple on top of nuts and sugar in pan and set aside

1. Cream together butter and granulated sugar
2. Add vanilla, salt, baking powder,egg and milk (turn slowly)
3. Add flour
4. Mix well
5 Spoon into the nine inch pan on top of pineapple and sugar
This will be a very thick batter.  Bake at 375  for  about 35 minutes. When cake is done, let cool for five minutes and  then turn upside down on cake plate.  (here is where the spring form pan  did its  TA DA!)
This cake is best served warm from the oven with a little whipping cream on top.

Jimmy REALLY liked this cake.  The cake itself is not too sweet.  Its has a sort of coffee cake texture.  Very moist.
 Here is a photo which I barely had time to take.  What you cant see is Jimmy standing just outside the frame, holding a knife, and asking repeatedly  'are you done yet?'


  1. Hi Frankie, haven't visited in a while. Love your new blog look...much brighter and easier on these old eyes.LOL Congrats on the new addition. I'm sure your husband isn't complaining with all the baking going on. Pineapple upside down cake is such a great classic. It looks yummy with all that gooey syrup dripping down the sides of the cake.

  2. Thanks Anna.....I've missed your comments and Support!