4 Sweet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipes: No Downside Here!
Since Colonial times, pineapples have represented warmth and hospitality. What better way, then, to welcome guests to your home than with a pineapple upside-down cake?
Dense, moist and delicious, this cake is a tasty dessert for any meal. Because it travels well, pineapple upside-down cake is also a great choice for a potluck or big family get-together.
Fresh pineapples are easy to find year-round, but these cakes taste equally yummy with canned pineapple. The fruit’s sweetness is heightened by the spiciness of cinnamon, and a dense, buttery yellow cake. A caramelized brown-sugar glaze completes the treat. Together, these flavors make pineapple upside-down cake one of our favorite cakes.
Or make that, our four favorite cakes — just because the basic architecture stays the same (pineapples tipped up top), doesn’t mean there’s not room for some delicious variation. Just one warning: welcome your guests with one of these cakes, and they might just never leave.
This is the classic: sweet pineapple, cherries and a moist yellow cake. This recipe calls for prepared cake mix, so you can prep this dessert in only 15 minutes!
Instead of the usual cherries, this recipe calls for tart cranberries, which makes this cake a creative alternative to, say, Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.
Guests will love these individual cakes, each the size of a pineapple ring. A slightly spicy gingered whipped cream is a delicious flavor contrast to the sweetness of the cake.
Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Not only does shredded carrot add a boost of nutrition to this cake, it’s also imparts an added dimension of sweetness (and it makes for an extra moist cake to boot!)
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