Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe
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Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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“Both of my boys loved this makeover version of a family favorite, and even my husband, who is a bit picky, wants a piece in his lunch tomorrow!” —Mary Lou Moeller, Wooster, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 9 canned unsweetened pineapple slices
  • 9 maraschino cherries halves
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 288 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Pour butter into a 9-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange pineapple slices in a single layer in pan; place cherry halves in center of pineapple slices; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, milk, oil, egg and extracts until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p26

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 288 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

The cake appeared to be cooked at 40 minutes. The cake tester came out clean. Overnight the cake became very soggy .

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2013

I loved this recipe and used the crushed pineapple topping as suggested, but the cake was a little dry. I added some pineapple juice drained from the pineapple to the batter but it was still dry. Will add a all of it next time. I also added chopped pecans on the top and they cooked down into the cake and added a delightful addition to this cake. My husband loved it even though it was a bit dry.

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Reviewed May. 7, 2012

The way I do it is I saute some butter, brown sugar and crushed pineapple till browned then spread in the bottom of the pan and continue with the rest of the recipe. I omit the cherries because hubby doesn't like them.

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

I've made this recipe several times. The whole family loves it and it comes out perfect every time.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

I made this for our Easter dessert. I did not have lemon extract but substituted coconut extract. It was quite tasty.

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