A couple of weeks ago, Martha Stewart did a show on cast iron. One of the recipes that was featured was a Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  Since I had a fresh pineapple in the house and I love cooking with cast iron, I knew I couldn’t pass this recipe up.  I am so glad I didn’t because this cake is easy and so really, really good!

Use a mellon baller to remove core

 

Ready for the batter.
Very hot cake right out of the oven.

 

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Fresh pineapple and a cast iron pan make this an easy and delicious cake.

Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups a/p flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • zest from 1 lime/lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 fresh ripe pineapple , sliced or 1-20 ounce can pineapple slices
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use a mellon baller to remove core.

  3. In a mixing bowl, sift with a wire whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 

  4. Add the oil and milk to the bowl and beat for 1 minute. 

  5. Add in vanilla, egg, lemon rind and juice. Blend until just combined.

  6. In a cast iron skillet on stove top, melt butter. 

  7. Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the brown sugar. 

  8. Place the pineapple slices in the skillet and add the pecans.

  9. Pour the batter evenly over the pineapple and bake for 35- 45 minutes. 

  10. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a round platter.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you don't cut your pineapple too thick or thin - actually about 1/2 inch.

 

The pineapple turns a beautiful golden yellow – YUM!

My Notes – I didn’t have a lime that the recipe called for so I used a lemon and everything turned out great.