Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch round pan (make sure it is 2 inches deep to avoid any batter overflow) with parchment paper. Place butter in pan and melt in preheating oven. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t cook, just melts. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter, stirring until the sugar is mixed in and the mixture is evenly spread over the bottom of the pan. You will have to use a rubber spatula to spread it evenly. Arrange pineapple slices, cherries, and pecan halves in a decorative pattern on top; set aside. Work quickly to make the cake part so the sugar mixture doesn't sit too long and harden in the pan.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. One at a time, add eggs, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat until smooth. Carefully spread batter evenly over the fruit and nuts. Bake 40 mins. or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and invert onto a serving plate. Quickly put any pineapple, cherries, or pecans that may have stuck in the pan back in place on the cake. Cool completely.
  • Note: The texture of this cake is on the dense side, so don't skip sifting the flour. Since even the pre-sifted flour will settle a bit, sifting will help aerate it for best results.

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    " It was excellent "
    mrswilliams ate it and said...
    Oh, I forgot to say in my review that I did omit the pecans.
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    " It was excellent "
    mrswilliams ate it and said...
    This was soooo good! I think this was the first time that I've made pineapple upside down cake myself (I have had it before though) and this is now going to be my go to pineapple upside down cake recipe :) Thanks Bestcooker! Oh, and I'll post a pic soon and it'll be on my blog ;)
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  • athomebaker 5 years ago
    I cant believe it! Its my husband's favorite too! nice recipe! thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    This has got to be one of my most favorite cakes! It's a keeper.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    One of my favorite cakes ever. High 5 and thanks. I think I will make one later today. :) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Great recipe and I'm like Shazam, I LOVE PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE! High "5"
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  • shazam 5 years ago
    I love pineapple upside down cake and your recipe caught my eye. It looks fabulous. I am new here and don't know if I click 1 or 5 for excellent so I'll just let it be. I don't want to give you a poor rating. Please let me know how this works.
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