Friday, August 3, 2012

Marie's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


1/2 cup Butter

2 2/3 cups of Brown Sugar
2 cans of Crushed Pineapple 
2 2/3 cups All Purpose Flour
Maraschino Cherries
2 cups of Sugar
2/3 cup Shortening
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Pineapple Juice (from draining crushed pineapple)
2 Eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Drain Pineapple
Once drained (save juice for later ) take pineapple stir in 1 cup of brown sugar (set aside for a while)
Melt butter and pour into 13X9" pan.  Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar evenly over butter
Spread Maraschino cherries if desired
Then spread pineapple mixture on top of the cherries
In bowl, beat flour, sugar, shortening, baking powder, s alt, milk, pineapple juice, and eggs.  Beat with electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds.  Scrape the bowl frequently.  Then beat on high for about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl a couple of times.  Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
Bake 40-45 or until toothpick comes out clean
Cool cake then flip cake over on to serving tray,  May serve cold or warm  

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