When I think of pineapple upside-down cake, I think of warm summer days, family gatherings, and a delicious dessert that everyone can enjoy. This classic cake is a favorite of mine, and I love making it for special occasions.
This recipe is easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with butter and sprinkle the bottom with brown sugar. Place one pineapple ring in the center of the pan and arrange two maraschino cherries in each ring.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla extract until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined (do not overmix). Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly over pineapple rings and cherries. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
I remember the first time I made this cake. I was so excited to see the finished product and it was even better than I expected. The cake was light and fluffy, with a sweet and tart flavor from the pineapple and cherries. It was a hit with everyone at the gathering and I was so proud of my creation.
This pineapple upside-down cake is a great dessert for any occasion. It’s easy to make and can be customized to fit any dietary needs. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, or just looking for a healthier option, this recipe can be adapted to fit your needs. Serve it warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Enjoy!