Don’t you just love Pineapple Upside Down Cake?
But for some reason I don’t make it often. Which is probably a good thing. My hips already have too much hip!
My Mother made the best.
Here is how she made it.
Ingredients are one can of pineapple slices, one cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil. I usually use white cake mix. I just like it better.
First, spray a 9″x11″ pan with cooking spray.
Add a layer of brown sugar. How much you add really depends on how much you like brown sugar. I REALLY like brown sugar, so I add a generous layer.
Then lay your pineapple on top of the brown sugar. Saving the juice from the pineapple. Set aside.
Preheat oven according to mix directions.
When preparing the cake mix, instead of water, measure the pineapple juice and add enough water to bring it up to the water required on the mix directions.
It gives the cake a pineapple taste, too.
Follow the mix directions, substituting the pineapple juice for the water.
Pour on top of the pineapple/brown sugar layers and bake according to the mix directions.
Let cool. Turn out onto a cake plate.
And if you’re lucky it won’t stick.
Cut and serve.
And while you are enjoying that tangy sweet taste, think of someone who made a difference in your life.
Like I think of how my Mother taught me to make this delicious and simple cake.