Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A Southern staple.

Adapted from Southern Living

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1.3 pt sugar
  • salt
  • 0.3 tsp salt
  • 6 oz butter
  • 4 egg
  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325°. Combine brown sugar, pinch of salt, and 1/4 cup butter in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture bubbles and sugar melts. Pour sugar mixture into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.

    Step 2

    Cut pineapple crosswise into 6 (1/4-inch-thick) rings. Arrange pineapple rings in a single layer over brown sugar mixture.

    Step 3

    Beat remaining 1/4 cup butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

    Step 4

    Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat batter at low speed until blended after each addition. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Pour batter over pineapple slices.

    Step 5

    Bake at 325° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in skillet on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of cake to loosen. Invert onto a serving plate; spoon any topping in skillet over cake.

    Step 1

    Serving plate

    Carefully run a knife around edge of cake to loosen. Invert onto a serving plate; spoon any topping in skillet over cake.

    Step 2

    Skillet

    Cool the cast-iron skillet on a wire rack.

    Step 3

    Skillet

    Bake the pineapples in the cast-iron skillet for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Step 4

    Preheat oven to 325°.

    Step 5

    Skillet

    Pour batter from the mixing bowl over the pineapple slices in the cast-iron skillet.

    Step 6

    Skillet

    Arrange pineapple rings on the cast-iron skillet in a single layer over the brown sugar mixture.

  • 1 pineapple
  • Step 7

    Skillet

    Pour sugar mixture from pan into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.

    Step 8

    Heavy pan

    Combine ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, 5-7 minutes or until mixture bubbles and sugar melts.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • salt
  • 0.5 cup butter
  • Step 9

    Mixing bowl

    Fold whipped egg whites into the batter in the mixing bowl.

    Step 10

    Small bowl

    Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.

  • 2 egg
  • Step 11

    Mixing bowl

    Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to mixing bowl alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat batter at low speed until blended after each addition.

  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • Step 12

    Mixing bowl

    Stir vanilla into the mixing bowl.

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Step 13

    Mixing bowl

    Add eggs to the mixing bowl, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

  • 2 egg
  • Step 14

    Mixing bowl

    Beat butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy.

  • 0.25 cup butter
  • 1.5 cup sugar
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