Aug 11, 2010

Cast Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Cast Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1 Pineapple Cake box Mix. Follow cake mix directions. 
(for a "heart smart" version you can sub egg-beaters for eggs and applesauce for the oil)
1 stick of butter 
(Again, for a heart smart version, you can substitute Smart Balance, which I've found subs pretty well in place of real butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
Pineapple slices
Maraschino Cherries

Follow Cake Mix directions, blend well, set aside. 
In a cast iron skillet, heat butter (or substitute) with brown sugar and form a syrup. Once your syrup is formed, melted and smooth in consistency, turn off heat. Remove skillet from heat. Smooth syrup on bottom and lay-out your pineapple slices on top of the syrup using one Maraschino cherry in the center of each slice. Pour your cake mix in the skillet on top of the decorated syrup. 

Bake 350 for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when tested in center. Turn over onto a plate and allow to cool at least 15 minutes. 

Enjoy life with a cherry on top!

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Rebecca said...

Ooohhhmmm. I always add tons of cherries because I like how the cherries make the cake taste. Looks good.

Susan Anderson said...

She sounds a lot like my mom, who is 83 years old and still shows love to everyone through her baking.

I do love that generation of women!


leigh hewett said...

You gotta love a neighbor like that. I'm giving this recipe a whirl. I love upside down cakes. Thanks for sharing.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks delicious.

Ellen said...

Yummmm.....!!! There is nothing nicer that to have friends of all ages and interests. For them to be a neighbor is even better! I may have to make this...because I haven't had a Pineapple Upside Down Cake in I don't know when.....

karen said...

I'm doing this one for sure - Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of my favorites! Thanks for reminding me about it. Maybe I'll make it for someone, too.

citymouse said...

This made me smile. My MIL bakes pineapple upside cake this way and she's the only person I know who does it like this. (She's in her mid-60s.) It's always moist and yummy.

Diana Mieczan said...

Yummy...that looks so good...I love cakes:)
Goes on my must make list:)