Why is a Realtor in a cooking video? I have many clients that want the “perfect” kitchen in their next home and then admit to me that they don’t ever cook. I thought I would share some easy-to-make recipes to get folks in their kitchens and using all of those appliances that they have been dreaming of.
This pineapple upside down cake has been a family favorite for generations and is the perfect menu item for brunch, birthdays or any other gathering of family and friends. Here is the complete recipe:
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake from Scratch
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
•Preheat oven to 375°.
•Melt butter in a 9- or 10-in. ovenproof round pan or skillet.
•Add 1/2 of the brown sugar;
•Drain pineapple, reserving the juice. Arrange about 8 pineapple slices in a single layer over sugar
•Add cherries in the middle of the pineapple slices
•Sprinkle pecans over pineapple
•Top with rest of the brown sugar; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Blend in vanilla and reserved 1/3 cup pineapple juice.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to batter and mix well. Pour into prepped pan ( carefully )Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35minutes (cover loosely with foil if cake browns too quickly). Let stand 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate.
( I usually have to bake 40-42 minutes)
If you want to use a boxed cake mix use a yellow cake mix
Mix as directed except substitute the pineapple juice for the water
Best to use a 9×13 baking dish if using a boxed mix