Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

IMG_2157Upsidedown cakes are one of my favorite things to bake. With an endless choice of fruits, nuts and a delicate light golden cake to top them off it really is impossible to go wrong. You can even change the cake to chocolate or gingerbread depending on what you vision on any giving day might be.  Me, personally, Mark, I still like the classic vanilla cake best.

Although the original or “classic” pineapple Upsidedown Cake had maraschino cherries and canned pineapple I prefer to nix the over sweet eerily red cherries and the cans for fresh thick chunks of seasonal Pineapple.  I thought this particular one that I made to go with the Sri Lankan/Indian meal the other night worked out nicely.  Sometimes the fruit can move when you flip it out onto the plate so I am always happy when it stays put and looks nice.

Over the years I have written a lot about this much eaten and loved dessert so check out the links and see what inspires you. Or even better send me your version!  I am still looking for a really deep chocolate Upsidedown cake with a pecan bottom recipe…so if you have one please share!

Here’s the cake before the batter goes on.  With Pineapple make sure you catch-all the juice while you are peeling and chopping it so you can add it to the butter and brown sugar mixture that you arrange the fruit on.IMG_2147About to go into the oven…IMG_2152An impressive dessert that you can whip you in less than 30 minutes (plus baking time). Go for it!



About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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1 Response to Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

  1. reelcharlie says:

    You are the King of Upside Down Cakes!! I am salivating looking at the pictures!

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