Monday, January 21, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Today I have made a Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  This recipe is my Grandmother's.  She always made this cake in a cast iron skillet. 

I was working with a can of pineapple chunks today instead of pineapple rings.  If you make it with the pineapple rings you could fit four more pineapple rings in this pan where the gaps are.  It worked out well that I made it this way. Some of my family liked it without pineapple and just wanted to eat the cake. 

Here it is right out of the oven in my number 9 skillet.  Take a knife and slide it around the outside edges to make sure it comes out on the plate smoothly.

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
20-ounce can pineapple rings
9 maraschino cherries
1 1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening (softened)
3/4 cup milk 
1 egg (beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a 9-inch round cast iron skillet.  Sprinkle brown sugar over butter.  Drain pineapple, reserve syrup, arrange pineapple slices evenly in pan, press cherries in center of each pineapple slice.  Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Then mix in shortening, milk, vanilla, and egg and beat until smooth.  Pour batter over pineapple slices.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Take a knife and loosen the edges of the cake all along the outside edge of the pan.  Then turn the skillet upside down onto a plate as soon as you remove it from the oven.  Let it set a minute or two and serve.
Serves 8

The teapot here with the yellow roses on it actually belonged to my Grandmother who made this cake.  It is a Sadler teapot.
I will link this to:
 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love pineapple upside down cake and have not made it in quite some time. Thanks for the reminder.

Maggie Ann said...

I love pineapple....sooo much, this looks yummy, like eat several pieces instead of one. Enjoy for me too please. I must avoid calories...=(

Unknown said...

It looks delicious! Perfect with a cup of tea in your Grandmother's tea pot too.

Rosita Vargas said...

Me encanta esta receta al rev├ęs luce muy bonita y exquisita,abrazos y abrazos

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love pineapple upside down cake...but don't have a skillet so make it in a glass baking pan. It comes out fine! One of my favorite things for tea...and I can make it with soy milk because of my allergies. WooHoo!!!
Lovely photos.

Old Time Cindy said...

This looks so good. I haven't had a pineapple upside down cake in ages.
Farmhouse hugs,

Beth said...

I love pineapple upside down cake. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to give it a try. I have never actually made it.

xinex said...

I love Pineapple upside down cake. Thanks for the recipe!..Christine

High Heeled Life said...

OMYGOSH!!! Pineapple upside down cake was one of the first cakes I made as a child. Your post has brought back some fabulous memories. I have never made it in a skillet .... that is genius.. will have to give it a try. Thank you for such a fun post. xo HHL

Deb said...

This surely brought back memories. My mother used to make this cake and it was delicious. Now I have the recipe. Thanks, Deb

Patty said...

I haven't had pineapple upside down cake in ages. My step dad loved it and he is gone now so we haven't had it much. Thanks for the reminder. I pinned your recipe. It looks so delicious.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I knew better than to click on this post.... I AM ON A DIET! Oh my gosh, this looks soooo good Sherry!
At least just looking has no calories. Now, I need to wipe the drool off my screen. ((Sigh))

Nanna said...

I remember growing up with it being made in the cast iron skillet,this makes me want to go get some pineapple & get my skillet out lol!

Bernideen said...

This is a wonderful treat!

Barbara F. said...

Sherry, I love old fashioned desserts, they always come along with a happy memory or two. Yours looks delicious, I love how you used the chunks and made rings, that's patience. Perfect cake for tea. We would always have this dessert in the spring. xo

Unknown said...

Oh, I love pineapple upside down cake...comfort food at it's best! My Mom always made it in on cold winder days when I was a kid....mmmm

Danielle's Heartfelt Home said...

Oh yum! This looks delicious! I love pinapple upside down cake! I have never made it in a cast iron skillet though. I would love to try this. My family would love it! Grandmother's recipes are always the best : ) I also love her teapot. It's beautiful!

Danielle xo

susan hemann said...

Looks delicious!! I have never made it in a cast iron skillet. I love to cook in the skillet so I will have to try your grandmother's recipe.

Sylvia said...

Yum looks so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

This looks great, never made it in a skilled...How neat! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Sherry,
Your Pineapple Upside Down Cake looks wonderful. I haven't made it in quite some time nor have I ever made it in a skillet. I will have to give this a try. So much easier than the way I make it and it's still pretty. The Sadler teapot looks charming with the white teacup too. Thank you, my friend, for always making my tea party that much more special with your presence. Have a beautiful day.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

One of my all-time favorite desserts!...Looks wonderful Sherry!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I've never tried pineapple upside down cake in a iron skillet! As soon as we return home from Florida I will be making it. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Your Grandmothers teapot is so pretty. What a treasure!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How delicious! The slice of cake looks lovely with the teapot and cup of tea next to it. I've always loved pineapple upside down cake :)

Katarina said...

Gosh, Sherry! That looks so yummy! :-) Great photos!

bj said...

One of my favorites...and I ALWAYS make it in my cast iron skillet.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I havn't made one in years and it looks soooooo good. Thanks for the reminder and for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

The first thing I ever made in home ec was Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Not sure I have made one since - maybe it's about time. Thanks for the recipe.I'd love for you to come and join in over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.