Pineapple. :) And, well...gone. it's wonderful. Not sure why but then I live at high altitude and sometimes things are just unexplainable here! Love the idea of using the biscuit cutter to cut out the core. Add the batter to the skillet and put in the oven. Add the butter to a 9-inch-round baking pan. Thanks for stopping by. Some youngster who knows nothing of tradition does that and then in 20 years they discover it and try to make it sound totally new. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Remove from oven and brush top of cake with reserved pineapple liquid. To unmold, run a small knife around the edge of the cake, take a large serving plate and put it over the cast iron skillet. I will definitely give this one a try. Time again for you to make it too? It can also be used for donuts so I removed that little piece and used it to core each slice…yes, I was pretty doggone pleased with the results! In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, over medium heat, add the remaining 1/4 stick butter and heat until the butter has just melted. I ended up reading some of them too John; I sort of miss the days when people commented; honestly you're my only friend on here for most posts and I appreciate that! There’s also been a herd of elk my eyes would have never spotted, and a real mounted deer with an automated head to help catch the bad guys hunting in all the wrong places! I will definitely try yours with rum - bet it would be good with one of the spiced rums as well. Saute until they begin to caramelize, about 4 minutes. Some vintage foods I hope will never fade from our recollection. I say let's bring back the classics and really celebrate them! Yay, I'm so glad you could join in! I would have added some if not showcasing a new cookbook from a friend. If you are short on time, try the express version of the recipe that uses cake mix. Not for the faint of heart I'll tell you that! Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until a smooth batter forms. Doggone it…this Pineapple Peeler/Corer was quick, easy, and made nice neat circles, something I certainly wasn’t getting and removed the core all at the same time! I want to try this pineapple up down cake with burbon. We just love it all along. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sugar and 2 tablespoons water. I sort of like my quirky fix but the truth is that not everyone is going to have Grandma’s biscuit cutter so I thought it might be wise to take a peek. In a well-seasoned, 10.5 inch cast iron skillet, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar over medium heat until butter is melted; stir constantly. I say give me this over an Oreo stuffed cookie any day, right? I know...you're so right! In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine. Cool the cake in the skillet on a wire rack for 4 minutes only. And thanks for sharing such an informative history (and tasty looking recipe) about pineapple upside-down cake for the Monthly Mingle! I didn't Sadie; I just had some in the skillet and poured it on the cake. The pineapple doesn't have to really cook but your Granny Smith apples will need to soften up, so keeping those slices on the thin side should help.If looking for another change? Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes before unmolding. Thanks Laura...it's certainly a requierment for our from now on! Cut the cake into wedges and serve with a dollop of creme fraiche and the reserved fruit. Meanwhile stir the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. The addition of maraschino cherries was to simply add a boost of color. Our users loved the easy prep and the huge hit the dessert was with their families. This or German chocolate cake...and I love them both still today; maybe that will have to be next! I can see the rum being a great addition. The practice of putting fruit and sugar in the bottom made for a simple preparation with the topping cooking at the same time as the cake. Don’t those just CRY out for Rum? Sometimes I’ll even wipe the inside of the skillet with a little oil and a paper towel as a little insurance policy – just to be safe. If pineapple upside-down is out of style.....wellllll people are JUST crazy!!! You know it's funny, but the pineapple upsidedown cake was out of fashion for awhile. Proof right there in your grandmother's handwritten recipe card. German Chocolate Cake with Rum Glaze and Buttercream, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Pretzel Crust, Chocolate Orange Stout Cake with Orange Buttercream Frosting, Date Coffee Cake with Walnuts and Espresso Glaze. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Remove the skillet from the heat and light the rum with a long kitchen match. ??? Place the pan inside of the pre-heated oven until melted, about 5 minutes. I so agree with you; anyone who would call this old fashioned as if it's not worthy has not had it! Mine didn't seep into the cake and pool around the bottom as pictured. Wouldn't you also have to increase the bake time on the recipe? any suggestion on how to make them work. I don't think I've ever actually had this before! Carefully flip over and let sit for a couple of minutes until it releases from the skillet. Approximately 20 oz of sliced pineapple (use fresh or canned), 5 Tbsp dark rum (or substitute with pineapple juice). Oh my gosh...then you have missed a treat. Run a knife around sides of cake and cool for 10 minutes in pan. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If there is liquid involved, find some alcohol to substitute; that's a better use of the word! * In my way of thinking, if you like it, if your family/friends like it then it is timeless. Prepare the topping first by placing 1/4 cup butter in cast iron skillet. Skillet cakes — featuring fruit and sugar in the bottom of a cast iron skilled, topped with cake batter and cooked atop the stove — were common in both Europe and America for centuries. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; position a rack in the center of the oven.Preheat oven to 350 degrees; position a rack in the center of the oven. In a 10-inch cast-iron (or ovenproof nonstick) skillet over low, add remaining sugar and butter and cook, stirring, until the mixture is a light caramel color. apples. Great recipe and lovely pictures, Barb. Replace those three items together with an equal amount of self rising flour. Arrange the pineapple slices evenly in the pan; place a cherry in the center of each one and fill the center and any other open space with either additional pineapple pieces or pecans. Delicious post Barb! In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. How could you go wrong? In a 10-inch heavy skillet with a heat-resistant handle (I use a cast iron skillet), melt 1/2 cup butter … Pineapple became a popular fruit for decorating these skillet cakes in the early 1900’s after James Dole’s engineer invented a machine to both core and cut pineapples into rings. I also hear the spiced is really just vanilla and maybe sugar? My neighbor Casey who lives across the street had just been awarded an honor from Colorado Parks and Wildlife as their ‘Wildlife Officer of the Year.’ I. know he is mine; I like to kid but it’s true…I know more about the rules and regulations of hunting than any person who has never hunted and it’s all because of him. Run a knife around sides of cake and cool for 10 minutes in pan. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet. Fun post! Using a spatula, fold in the egg whites until just mixed in. This cake seems to bring back memories for a lot of people and now I hope some newbies will try it and see how wonderful it is! As long as it tastes yummy, I don't care whether the recipe is 1, 30, or 1000 years old. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To the rescue? This is the only recipe I have ever used for pineapple upside-down cake … ), about 10" or maybe a bit more -- the 3 boxes of already-canned tomatoes are in front of the cupboard where the skillet resides so i can't really check the size -- anyway, i have two round pizza pans, one fits atop my pressure canner rendering it useable for boiling-water-bath canning w/o ruining the delicate fiddlededee of the pressure canner lid, whilst the other is the exact same size as the ..... 10 inch skillet, thereby making it perfect to lay on top of the skillet while i veeerrryyy carefully turn out the baked cake on it ... sometimes i have been known to use a large dinner plate, but my skillet is large and it does not always go well with my katty-wampus balancing act .... anyway, give the pizza pan idea a try next time, and i know there will be a next time b/c this is soooo good ....
Some recipes are important traditions that we need to share and pass down; I honestly don't think Oreo stuffing is going to stand the test of time. This post was old and so were the images so it was perfect; I got to update the photos of a dessert I love and we all had cake to share. The words 'or substitute' should not have been uttered ;) Rum it is! Instructions. So glad you enjoyed it; it's probably my favorite cake. And the friends I made it for devoured it as well. Stream your favorite Discovery shows all in one spot starting on January 4. Place a plate or serving platter over cake, bottom side up. I succumbed and was happy I did and Sam even said I could keep my new favorite gadget (he just wants more cake!). My cake looked almost like the one pictured, with the exception of the caramel topping. Heh. When the flames subside, return the pan to the heat and cook until most of the alcohol has evaporated. :-) Thanks. In another bowl add the pineapple and the 3/4 cup of rum. The most difficult part of this one? I'm also a fan of pineapple upside-down cake. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the … Step 3 Join Big V in the kitchen with another secret ingredient recipe - this time for a Gently spoon the batter over the top of the pineapple slices in the cast iron skillet. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Your email address will not be published. Spoon the batter evenly over the pineapple slices in the skillet. Remove the pan from the oven and add the brown sugar and rum; stir until mixed well and even. great cake! You know you are welcome...and of course, it meant that I had my favorite on hand too. A round cake with slices of pineapple, candied red cherries and a brown sugar/butter glaze. ', This was my favorite childhood dessert. Almost a hundred years of history; my own family history of half that time; pineapples from Hawaii (thank you for joining the Union and sending us pineapple), those bright maraschino cherries…what about all that is NOT American?
Cook over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling, about 5 minutes. I mean really, how could I not? Someone else mentioned that too Renee; I've got some that a brand sent me and didn't think of it; heard it's just seasoned with sugar and vanilla so I'll remember that next time (and save the good stuff for drinks!). Stir in brown sugar, pineapple juice, and dark rum. Now I'm craving a slice myself...and I've got the goods on hand so this snowy day might just see it happen in a bit! I don't have any liqueur in this cake but it is a fantastic upside down orange cake. I should just have a disclaimer for all of my recipes. So if this was handed down from a Grandma of mine…well, Luda Vaden it must have been! Thanks Addie. Remove from heat … I see no reason why not to like it. also, a tip: i use my very old, well-seasoned, smooth-on-the-inside, cast iron skillet (OMGosh, does it ever work well! Remove half the fruit back into the reserved rum for garnishing later. Butter. I don't know why but I need to get on this ASAP. Upgrade your classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by adding this unique twist: Carrot Cake. Bake for 40 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Thanks Holly...I love how food can elicit such strong memories; I could almost feel myself in my childhood home baking this cake for the first time by myself. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside to cool 6 to 10 minutes before adding the batter. I wanted to have a little celebration and have some neighbors over so I asked him what he would like me to make. So it stands to reason that pineapple would eventually make its way into a skillet cake — … Pour batter evenly into pan to cover pineapple rings and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Well, minus the rum. Mine was always a tossup. Not lying, Casey said it was the best Pineapple Upside Down Cake he had ever had…and here’s some reasons why. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. If you're curious, my post on it should be linked below. Well I was and was also lucky it was sitting right next to the cutter cutter I was thinking of using that was too big. I thought so too! My grandmother always made the boxed version of this cake; it is one of the desserts that I associate with her and it makes me smile to see it so beautifully done here. This top-rated upside-down cake features pineapple slices browned in butter in the bottom of the skillet and then topped with a rich cake batter. Mouthwatering photos! I’ve updated this time honored recipe to include some dark rum…oh baby was that a good idea! She baked it, everyone liked it and the recipe was shared through the generations and in your case, obviously treasured. Those conveniences are certainly what helped the cake gain notoriety during the 1960’s and 1970’s when women were leaving some of their traditional roles and demanding more ease in the kitchen. I would like to make this substituting Granny Smith
Good luck. The eggs are separated and the whites are whipped a bit; makes it lighter and a good balance to that richer than rich topping. Excellent pineapple upside down cake....light, moist and not too sweet! Fast forward to today when many of us prefer to circumvent that ease and enjoy doing things ‘from scratch.’. My challenge was to figure out how I would remove the core without making a mess that would ruin the whole look. I use fresh pineapple. I am bravely going to try this for the first time on company this week. YUMMMMM This one looks like a real winner :). :). It has a piece that is removable that makes a center hole. :). Good luck...let me know if you make it! Learn how your comment data is processed. Looks scrumptious! Pour batter evenly into pan to cover pineapple rings and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Honestly there is a bit of rum in the cake but it’s the rum in the buttery, gooey sauce on top that is really so perfect. Call it old-school, vintage, whatever you want, but give me a slice now! Funny that some of them in the next breath will act as though they've just made the discovery of a lifetime and are actually speaking of something that has been around for 50 or more years, fallen out of style, and they're just re-discovering and believing it new. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating … So should not be a surprise that I added rum to this cake right? Pineapple Upside-Down Skillet Cake Recipe - BettyCrocker.com
Since blood oranges have such a short season simply substitute them with another orange if they are no longer available. I'm actually surprised that food and desserts are even labelled *old-fashioned. Gradually add brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Just one of my very favorite.
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