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Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1/3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 1/3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar maraschino cherries (optional)
  • halved walnuts (optional)
  • Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-pineapple-upside-down-cake-14357?oc=linkback

Details

Preparation

Step 1

1
Follow instructions on cake box for making an oblong single layer cake.
2
Prepare cake batter and set aside.
3
Cut up butter in small pieces and place all over the bottom of the oblong pan specified on cake box.
4
Sprinkle brown sugar generously over the butter.
5
Place pan on the stove (or in the oven) and heat slowly until butter and sugar melt to a liquid then remove from heat.
6
Evenly space the pineapple slices around the bottom of pan in the heated sugar and butter.
7
Place the cherries and nuts between the pineapple slices (Tho the cherries and nuts look nice and taste great, they are optional).
8
Pour cake batter on top of the pineapple/cherry/nut mixture.
9
Place in oven and bake as directed on cake box.
10
As soon as cake is done place a plate over the cake and turn upside down and carefully remove pan.
11
If you wait too long the sugar will harden and be difficult to remove.
12
Note: Peaches may be used in place of pineapple.

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