Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe
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Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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For a change of pace, you can substitute fresh or frozen peach slices for the pineapple in this old-fashioned recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 380 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a 9- or 10-in. ovenproof skillet. Add brown sugar; mix well until sugar is melted. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Arrange about 8 pineapple slices in a single layer over sugar (refrigerate remaining slices for another use). Sprinkle pecans over pineapple; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Blend in vanilla and reserved pineapple juice. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to batter and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon into skillet.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes (cover loosely with foil if cake browns too quickly). Let stand 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate. Place cherries in center of pineapple slices. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p5

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"The cake is very good but so rich that you can't eat more then one piece, if you bake this cake make sure you have no leftovers it doesn't keep well. I think the cake soaked up too much of the topping and became mushy. The cake texture was too light for a upside down cake."

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"WOW!!! THE BEST!!! VERY ADDICTING!"

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Reviewed May. 19, 2014

"We looooved this!!!! This is what a Pineapple Upside-Down cake is suposed to taste!"

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Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"Tonight was my third time making this recipe, every time I get rave reviews. So delicious, my mouth waters every time I come across my cast iron skillet. Truly the best recipe. I omit the nuts (just don't like em) but it's just perfect every time. Like others I add the cherries before the batter. :) mm!"

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Very disappointed. Didn't turn out."

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