October 22, 2007

pineapple (or apple) upside down cake

pineapple (or apple) upside down cake

Golly, I've been very busy. Posting will be unfortunately sporadic in the coming months.

I have an endless TO DO list and I'm soooo counting down for the end of the year when it will hopefully be less chaotic. A full plate in the buffet line of my life. I can't wait for January, unfortunately it's so far away. boo hoo.

Anyhoo, this cake... it's awesome. It's so moist and tasty. I was really amazed. I had others comment on it too. A definite A+ .

So, when life is upside down, then make some upside down cake. Maybe it will turn you right side up. I doubt it but it's worth a try.

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pineapple (or apple) upside down cake

3 tbsp butter
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
8 pineapple rings, halved or 1 crisp apple, cored, peeled, thinley sliced

cake recipe:

note: This cake recipe makes 2 nine inch cakes, thus you can either freeze one of the cakes for another time or double the pineapple/sugar syrup above and make two cakes at the same time.

2.5 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar

In a saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, stirring until foamy. Pour into 9 inch pan that has been prepared with parchement paper. Arrange pineapple or apples.

Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt in mixing bowl. Beat softened butter into dry ingredients, first on low then incrasing speed to medium until mixture forms pebble sized clumps.

Mix milk, egg & vanilla in another bowl. Slowly add 1/3 mixture into dry ingredients, mixing low until smooth. Add remaining milk mixture in 2 stages, beating on medium speed until batter is smooth.

Add sugar & beat until just incorporated, about 30 seconds.

Pour 1/2 the batter over the fruit. (The other half can be poured into another prepared pan to make a second cake.)

Bake at 350F for 35 minutes for the plain cake and 40 minutes for the upside down cake.

Cool for 2 minutes before running a knive around the perimeter & inverting cake on a wire rack. Remove parchement and cool completey.

Recipe from: Apple or Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over.
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