The Best Pineapple-Upside Down Cake

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The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe is just like your grandmother used to make full of yummy ingredients and moist cake. This recipe for pineapple upside down cake from scratch takes about 55 to 65 minutes to bake or just until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pineapple cake comes out with a couple of moist crumbs on it. Once the cake is done, remove from oven. Now the trick to this classic pineapple upside down cake recipe from scratch is on the flip. To do this, you want to gently loosen the sides of cake from the baking pan using a butter knife. Then place a clean jelly roll pan or large rectangular platter over the cake pan and slowly and carefully flip the cake over while still in the baking pan. Allow the cake pan to rest over the cake for about 3 minutes just before removing it so that the caramelized brown sugar can drizzle over the top of the pineapple upsidedown pineapple cake recipe. Serve this cake warm, at room temperature, or cold with some sweetened whipped cream and some maraschino cherries.

Some fun facts about pineapples is that the pineapple plant is a tropical fruit that is indigenous to South America. The pineapple originally came from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay. The pineapple spread throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Aztecs and the Mayas. Christopher Columbus came across the pineapple in 1493, and he took it back to Europe. The word pineapple was recorded in 1398 to describe pine cones; ironically it was not until 1694 that pine cones were first called pine cones. When European explorers arrived in the Americas, they called the tropical fruit pineapples around 1664 because they thought they resembled the pine cone. An individual pineapple can take just over two years to grow, although they are usually picked just before this. The most famous pineapple entrepreneur was a man by the name of James Dole, who moved to Hawaii and started a pineapple plantation in 1900, just after John Kidwell first introduced the pineapple industry to Hawaii. Today, Dole is still a major company in the pineapple industry. The top of a pineapple, after it is cleaned and dried, can be planted in soil, and a new plant will grow. Raw pineapple can be a great source of manganese and vitamin C.

The recipe to make maraschino cherries is that they are first preserved in a brine solution that usually contains sulfur dioxide and calcium chloride to first bleach the cherry, then the cherries are soaked in a suspension of food coloring of red food dyes, with some sugar syrup, and other components. Marchino cherries are a popular addition to pineapple upside down cake recipe from scratch ideas, typically placed in the center of the pineapple ring. Thank you to Melissa for sharing this pineapple upsidedown cake recipe on the Chin Deep recipe site. Some of the other recipes you will find on the site include drink ideas, salad recipes, main dish recipes, dressing recipes, dessert recipes and more. *

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Chin Deep
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, brown sugar, fresh pineapple chunks, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, milk, white vinegar, eggs, vanilla.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 387, Calories from Fat 146, Total Fat 16.2g 25%, Saturated Fat 5.9g 30%, Cholesterol 40mg 13%, Sodium 213mg 9%, Potassium 197mg 6%, Carbohydrates 59.2g 20%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 41.4g, Protein 4.0g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 29%, Calcium 9%, Iron 8%

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