So this is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Lady in these parts of Port Charlotte, FLA. The absolute joy of my life. When I come down here to visit, we do have the best of time. Time is way too short, but I have found out that I just have to jump on a flight and I am here in a short day and now that I am retired, I hope to be able to do this more often.
So today, while she was fixing her signature dessert, I asked if I could watch and learn.
(I honestly have never made this before). She has shared this with many groups and I think some of the men around here have been known to fight each other for a piece of this dessert.
(Recipe to follow)
Here's the ingredients.
Drain your pineapple and reserve the juice to use in the cake as the liquid of the cake.
She uses this butter in alot of things. Seems to work well.
Cut one stick in half and put in 2-8x8 pans. She mixes it this way so she can share her p-u-d cake. My mom loves to share with others, so she will be taking one of these cakes to someone.
She puts these pans in the oven to melt the butter. When melted, she sprinkles 1/2 cup brown sugar in each and breaks it up with a fork and pushes it into the melted butter.
Then she spreads a can of drained crushed pineapple over each one and cuts marachino cherries in half and spreads them around.
She divides the batter into the two pans
and puts them into a 350 degree oven for 45-55 min., until the center is done. When it is cool, she inverts it onto a plate.
Oh my, grab a fork and let's eat!!!! Whipped cream on mine please!!!
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
1 Pineapple Supreme Cake Mix
2 cans of crushed pineapple
1 stick of butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup of pineapple juice
Mix cake according to directions. then follow the above instructions. Enjoy!!!!!