One of my favorite classic recipes is pineapple upside down cake. The moist sponge cake topped by brown sugar sweetened pineapple rings is perfection. This is a vintage recipe that has been around in my family for years, and I am happy to share it with you. I hope you serve it this summer when you need a tried and true yet delicious cake to present for a family dinner.
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake
|1 cup all-purpose flour||1 cup granulated sugar|
|1/4 teaspoon salt||1 teaspoon baking powder|
|2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract||3 large eggs|
|1/4 cup pineapple juice||1 stick unsalted butter|
|3/4 cup brown sugar, packed||6-7 pineapple rings|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the cake batter: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, eggs and pineapple juice until well mixed. Set aside.
Next melt butter to a 9 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Once melted, whisk in brown sugar and cook for 1 minute.
Line the bottom of the butter and sugar mixture with 6 to 7 pineapple rings and saute over medium heat for an additional 2 minutes.
Pour cake batter on top of the pineapples.
Bake cake for 28-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool cake for 10 minutes then invert the cake onto a serving plate and serve.