Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake
I've had this recipe since 1974, it's a classic version of the Upside Down Cake.
3 tsp baking powder
1/3 C shortening
2/3 C sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 C water
1 1/2 C flour
1/3 tsp salt
4 TBS butter
1 C brown sugar
Maraschino Cherries, for garnish
1 - 9" Cake Pan
Preheat the Oven to 375 degrees
Cream shortening, blend in sugar, beaten eggs and vanilla, in a stand mixer
Sift flour, baking powder and salt, in a small bowl. Add this alternately with water to the first mixture.
Stiffly beat the egg whites and fold into the mixture.
Melt the butter in the Cake Pan, in the oven.
Remove and spread the brown sugar in the pan.
Place Pineapple Rings on top of the Brown Sugar.
Pour in the Batter.
Bake for 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cool completely in the pan.
Turn upside down onto a serving platter.
Garnish each ring with a cherry.
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Here's another Best of the Best. I make it with Cranberries for Thanksgiving Dinner.
You can use any combination of berries. Raspberries are delicious too.
Cherries make a great Tex/French version of a Clafouti!
I also make it with Blackberries alone! It's very versatile.
375 degree oven, preheated
10" cast iron skillet
Blueberry/Blackberry Cornmeal Cake in a Cast Iron Skillet.
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
1/2 C yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 C + 2TBS sugar, for the batter
1/4 C sugar, for the topping
1/2 C buttermilk
7 TBS butter, melted + 1 TBS for the skillet
5.6 ounces each of blueberries and blackberries
In a small bowl whisk together:
salt and 1C + 2 TBS sugar
In a separate bowl,whisk together:
Pour wet ingredients over dry and whisk to combine well.
Melt the 1 TBS of butter in the skillet , in the preheated oven and coat evenly.
Pour in the batter , sprinkle the top with berries.
Sprinkle the berries with the 1/4C sugar.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Here's an option using fresh figs:
8 oz. of fresh figs, stemmed and sliced in half.
Make the cake according to the directions above, substituting the figs for the berries and spread them out evenly on top of the batter, cut side up. Sprinkle with sugar and bake as directed above.
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