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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lightly packed brown sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Canned pineapple slices 5
  Maraschino cherries 5
  Sifted cake flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1. For topping, heat butter in an 8x8x2-inch baking pan (or in a 10-inch skillet with a heat-resistant handle); blend in brown sugar and spread evenly. Arrange pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar mixture with a cherry in the center of each. Set aside.
2. For cake batter, sift flour, baking powder, and salt together; set aside.
3. Cream butter with vanilla extract. Add sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy. Add egg and beat thoroughly.
4. Beating only until smooth after each addition, alternately add the dry ingredients in thirds and reserved pineapple syrup in halves to the creamed mixture. Turn batter over pineapple slices and spread evenly to edges of pan.
5. Bake at 350°F about 45 minutes (about 35 minutes for skillet), or until cake tests done.
6. Remove from oven; let stand 1 to 2 minutes in pan on wire rack. Using a spatula, loosen cake from sides of pan and invert onto a serving plate. Allow pan to remain over cake 1 to 2 minutes so syrup will drain onto cake. Remove from pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Everyday

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