Upsidedown Pineapple Cake

Upsidedown Pineapple Cake
Upsidedown Pineapple Cake

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 - 8 1/2 ounce can sliced pineapple

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/2

    cup brown sugar

  • 4

    maraschino cherries (halved)

  • 1/3

    cup shortening

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1

    cup flour

  • 1 1/4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup whipped cream (optional, for serving)

Directions

Melt butter in a 9" square pan. Stir in brown sugar and mix well in the pan. Arrange pineapple slices in the bottom of the pan. Place 1/2 a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring. Drain the pineapple, reserving syrup. Add water to remaining syrup to make 1/2 cup. Cream together shortening and white sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients plus 1/2 cup reserved pineapple syrup. Beat until all is well mixed. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan then invert the cake on to a plate. Great served warm with a dollop of whipped cream.

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