Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I have a weakness for kitschy, retro food. Especially when it tastes good (and, it usually tastes good because it involves a lot of fat and sugar). This includes Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I received a special PUDC pan one year from a friend, and then about a year later I inherited my Iowa grandmother's 1956 Betty Crocker Cookbook. A perfect match! I've used the recipe from her cookbook a few times, and it's always turned out well. Plus it's so pretty and colorful. It's fun to arrange all the pineapple, pecans and cherries at the bottom of the pan. And, how can you not like the way the finished product looks?

I brought it to a get together this weekend and everyone gobbled it up! I'll have to look for an excuse to make it again.

My grandmother's cookbook

She signed her name - Lila Messerly

Here's the recipe!

Can't forget the special pan

Pineapple upside down cake
The finished product

The Betty Crocker Cookbook has some AMAZING cakes in it. I kind of want to try the Baked Alaska. Nobody makes cakes like that anymore. I'm bringing it back! Down with cupcakes! Up with incredibly complicated, ornate cakes!



1 comment:

  1. That looks amazing! I don't think I've ever seen a dedicated PUDC pan before!