Friday, April 8, 2011

Yummiest Up-Side Down Pineapple Cake

I love pineapple and I love cake, so when deciding what fun dish I would serve my Book Club gals, I knew this was the dish. I used Pampered Chef's Pina Colada Upside-Down Cake from their Fall/Winter 2009 Season's Best.

Here's what you need:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar (I used regular brown sugar)
1 medium pineapple
1/2 cup maraschino cherries (I didn't have any, so I skipped this part)
1 pkg yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 can (13.25 oz) unsweetened coconut milk (check in the Asian food isle)
1 tsp rum extract (I used Almond Extract cause that's what I had)
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Brush sides of skillet with butter. Remove from heat; sprinkle brown sugar over butter and set aside.

2 Slice top and bottom off of pineapple creating a flat base.

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Stand pineapple upright; use Pineapple Wedger (Pampered Chef) to core and peel.

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Cut each pineapple half crosswise into 12 slices (24 total). Arrange 22 of the pineapple slices around outer edge of skillet; place two pineapple slices in center, forming a ring. Place one cherry in center of pineapple ring and additional cherries around outside of ring.

3 Combine cake mix, eggs, coconut milk and extract in mixing bowl; whisk until well blended. Carefully pour batter over pineapple in skillet.

4 Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile place coconut into microwave safe bowl, microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until toasted, stirring after each 10-second interval. Remove cake from oven to cooling rack; cool 5 minutes. Invert cake onto large platter; gently press coconut around top edge and sides of cake.

I didn't do such a good job of waiting for it to cool. But it still tasted good.

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SO yummy!

5 comments:

Rob and Marseille said...

yum that sounds good! I didn't know there was such a thing as a pineapple peeler/corer. what a good idea!

Karen said...

Oh, that looks so delicious! Your blog is fabulous:) I am a new follower!
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Karen the Savvy Suburbanite @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I haven't had this in years, do u want to come over and make it for me? Pretty please...

Little Brick Ranch said...

I have never attempted an upside down cake but perhaps it is time to try!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you at Blue Cricket Design. :)

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

OH MY! This should be illegal! I've made a pineapple upside-down cake several times, but never with fresh pineapple! Sounds too good to be true! But then again, anything with butter & brown sugar & pineapple can't be bad. Was just talking yesterday about a pancake breakfast the church's men had for the women on Mother's Day - pancakes had pineapple tidbits in them and the regular syrup had the juice from the canned pineapple mixed in and heated up - Ohhhhhhh, I love pineapple! Can't wait to try this!