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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

If you follow me on Instagram or known me personally you may know already that late last year I lost my Grandfather from his battle with Alzheimer's. My grandfather was my favorite person in the whole world. He was the most loving person that you would ever meet, his heart was so large, and the amount that he genuinely cared about people could be unmatched. Today is his birthday and it is really hard for me, so I am paying tribute to him and getting through the day the best way that I know how, by baking his favorite dessert.

One of the things that my grandfather was most proud of me for was my baking skills. Every time that I would visit I would bring him over some type of homemade dessert, because sweets were one way to his heart. His all time favorite dessert, hands down, was Pineapple Upside Down Cake. My grandma would often make it for him and when I discovered my love of baking it became my turn to make it. Each year on his birthday I would make one and bring one over, so I knew that this year it could be no different and continued my tradition of making one. I hope that you love this recipe as much as my Grandfather loved it.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup plain cornmeal
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple slices
maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a bowl and mix with a fork until evenly combined. In another bowl or stand mixer beat sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract together until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until fully blended.

In a pan on the stove top melt the butter. Once butter is melted add the brown sugar and use a rubber spatula to combine them. Once mixture is fully melted spread as evenly as possible over the bottom of a 9x13 pan. It will look separated but it is okay.

Once mixture is spread in pan arrange pineapple slices and maraschino cherries on top of it. Add the cake batter on top of the fruit and bake for 20 minutes until the top of cake is golden brown. Once the pan is cool flip the cake over onto a serving platter or cookie sheet.


1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather but I'm sure he loved your upside down cake. I might give it a try. I've never done it before and I'm a huge fan of pineapples.