Recipe :: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dessert from the April 15th class was a pinneapple upside down cake: topped with sweet cream Ice cream from Marlow and we love the old school maraschino cherry on top.
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pineapple upside down cake:

1 1/2 C sugar
8 T unsalted butter (1 stick) softened, plus more for greasing pan
1 1/2 c. AP flour
1/2 C whole macadamia nuts, toasted & rough chop
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 lg eggs
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t almond extract
3/4 C whole milk
1 can sliced pineapple

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

lightly butter a 9-inch round cake pan.

in a saucepan over medium heat combine 3/4 C sugar & 1 T water, stirring occasionally until deep golden brown add 1 T butter. 8-11 minutes.
pour the caramel into the prepared cakepan. let cool slightly. then lay your pineapple slices on top of the caramel

combine the AP, macadamia nuts, baking powder & salt

beat 7 T butter & 3/4 C sugar in a large bowl of an electric mixer on medium high heat until fluffy & white. add the eggs one at a time incorporating each completely.
beat in the vanilla, almond, & coconut extract.

alternately add the flour mixture and the milk.
add in 3 batches each, beginning & ending with flour mixture.
pour the batter into your prepared pan.
bake 45-50 minutes, let cool 30 minutes then invert on plate.
serve topped with ice cream and a maraschino cherry.

  1. Ruby says: May 9, 20126:30 pm

    Delicious! This cake was absolutely superb

  2. joey says: May 10, 20123:59 am

    A classic! One of the first things I learned to bake :) My father still asks me to make this for him. Will definitely check out your recipe!

  3. Kit St. Claire says: May 10, 20129:11 am

    This is the next cake I’m going to bake. Thanks Sunday Suppers!

  4. Janet Foster says: May 11, 20126:33 am

    I love pineapple upside down cake but I never make it because my hubby won’t touch it. Maybe this recipe will convert him.

  5. Khathy says: May 11, 20125:59 pm

    Sounds amazing! I’m noticing, though, that you mentioned coconut extract but it’s nowhere to be found in your ingredient list?

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  7. Sara says: August 3, 20131:11 pm

    Hmm..sweet! I’m actually not a big fan of pineapple, but I will try this recipe.

  8. Regina Clara says: September 23, 20157:36 am

    Absolutely delicious!! =) ty

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