Stilettos and Diapers: Pineapple Upside Down Cake {RECIPE}

9.26.2011

Pineapple Upside Down Cake {RECIPE}


 I found this recipe on Epicurious and I'm pretty sure it completes me. It's total comfort food. 
Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

For topping: 
1/2 medium pineapple, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cored (I used canned pineapple, juice reserved) 
 3/4 stick unsalted butter 
 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 

 For batter: 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
 2 teaspoons ground cardamom 
 2 teaspoons baking powder 
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
 3/4 stick unsalted butter, softened 
 1 cup granulated sugar 
 2 large eggs 
 1 teaspoon vanilla 
 1 tablespoon dark rum (I used 1 tsp rum extract) 
 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice (From the canned pineapple) 
2 tablespoons dark rum for sprinkling over cake 

Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Make topping: Cut pineapple crosswise into 3/8-inch-thick pieces. Melt butter in a 10" cast iron skillet. Add brown sugar and simmer over moderate heat, stirring, 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Arrange pineapple on top of sugar mixture in concentric circles, overlapping pieces slightly. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, just melt butter and sugar in a saucepan then pour into a 10" cake pan. 

Make batter: Sift together flour, cardamom, baking powder, and salt. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in granulated sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and rum. Add half of flour mixture and beat on low speed just until blended. Beat in pineapple juice, then add remaining flour mixture, beating just until blended. (Batter may appear slightly curdled.)
Spoon batter over pineapple topping and spread evenly. Bake cake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cake stand in skillet 5 minutes. Invert a plate over skillet and invert cake onto plate (keeping plate and skillet firmly pressed together). Replace any pineapple stuck to bottom of skillet. Sprinkle rum over cake and cool on plate on a rack.

Serve cake just warm or at room temperature.

Or cut into it as soon as you flip it out of the pan...because its THAT good.

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8 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I'm definitely adding this to my to-bake list! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. OMG, my Mom used to make that when we were all little, I have 6 siblings...took me back and now I have to make it.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Nancy

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  3. that looks so good. and so do the acorn cookies!

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