Friday Baking : Upside Down Cake

So today’s baking is from Grandma recipe box : Her Pineapple Upside down cake but fell free to use other fruit that is in season.

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar cherries
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees

  • Melt 1 stick butter in the bottom of a cast iron skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Add pineapple slices on top of sugar in 1 decorative layer with a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring. Set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  • Cream sugar and butter together in a bowl. Add eggs and mix. Add flour mixture and milk in an alternating fashion. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Pour mixture evenly over pineapples in the skillet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake is golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  • Let cake cool in the skillet for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and toasted almonds
  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, melt cubed butter over medium-low heat; stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in orange juice; sprinkle with blueberries.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk, melted butter and extract until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Pour over blueberries.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Top as desired.

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