• Spiced Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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    Spiced Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 12
    by Robyn Savoie
    381 recipes
    I prefer to bake this delicious cake in my 12-inch cast iron skillet. Then flip it out onto a large serving platter.


    • Pineapple Layer:
    • 2/3 Cup Butter, Sliced
    • 1 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
    • 20 Oz Can Pineapple Slices, Drained
    • 10 - 12 Maraschino Cherries, Drained (Small Jar)
    • 1/2 Cup Pecans or Walnuts, Chopped
    • Cake Layer:
    • 6 Tbs. Butter, Softened
    • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
    • 2 Large Eggs
    • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
    • 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
    • 2 Tsp. Baking Soda
    • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
    • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
    • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Nutmeg
    • 1 Cup Buttermilk


    Pineapple Layer:
    In a 12 inch cast iron skillet, melt 2/3 cup of butter; stir in brown sugar.
    Cook on medium heat until sugar is melted and bubbly.
    Arrange pineapple in a single layer over sugar mixture; place a cherry in the center of each slice. Sprinkle with pecans and set aside.
    Cake Layer:
    In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add alternately to batter with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
    Carefully pour cake patter over the pineapple; spreading gently with large spoon/spatula to cover pineapple layer.
    Bake at 350° for 25 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
    Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm.
    Cook's Tip:
    You can easily use boxed yellow cake mix in place of homemade. Just follow mixing instructions on box, adding the cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter.

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    • judee
      Wow! Does that cake ever look good!
      • Robyn Savoie
        Robyn Savoie
        Thank you! I strongly suggest making the cake from scratch for the best result. The cake is more moist and tender than store bought mix.

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