Thanks to Linda in Accounting, the Bramble Berry staff get a treat today – Pineapple Upside Down and Broken Cake. It’s Linda’s Four Year Anniversary with Bramble Berry and we’re celebrating!
Having never made Pineapple Upside Down Cake, I doubled up the recipe to be on the safe side. It turns out that this was a prudent choice.
The secret to Pineapple Upside Down Cake is lots of butter and lots of melted brown sugar. This sugary layer goes down first with a careful smattering of Pineapples smooshed into the gooey butter.
Then, the batter goes over the gooey pineapple layer evenly.
After baking for 30 minutes, I attempted to flop the cake out smoothly and evenly. As you can see, half of the cake ended up on the counter. My husband took this as an open invitation to eat part of the cake. After all, it’s not like the staff would be able to tell any was missing!
But, the 2nd cake, came out perfectly and intact! Phew. Disaster averted.
Linda, thanks for being such a cheerful and effective accountant for the last four years.
Pajama Mama says
AM, Check my blog if you have time. 12 yo dd made the cake today! It was delicious!!!
Michelle, I totally have the opposite problem! I never eat anything I make. The cupcakes from a few weeks ago? Didn’t have a bite. The upside down pineapple cake – not even a nibble.
The whole working out/calorie knowledge ruins sweets for me most of the time.
And the Chocolate Diet Cherry Cola cake sounds really interesting and Amber has been here two years so it’s time to bake her a special cake… =)
I wonder if I am sensitive because I just started ww. Every site and blog I go to has these fantabulous recipes and I can’t make them because I have no will power for moderation. I have to quit. My friend made a cake that I can have- 1 pkg. cake mix and 1 can diet soda. she used choc and diet cherry cola and it was GOOD and not just cause I was hungry.
Michelle in NV
It is the simple-est thing to make.
1. Buy the Pineapple Cake Mix (I bought the Pillsbury one but there are others).
2. Do the easy 3 egg, oil and water cake mix.
3. Melt 1 stick butter
4. Add 1 cup brown sugar to the melted butter. Allow to fully mix and slightly dissolve in the butter.
5. Pour butter brown sugar mixture into the bottom of a pan
5. Place pineapples on top
6. Pour batter. Bake.
7. Carefully flip over when the cake is done. It slides out super easy!
Pajama Mama says
That looks delicious!!!! Share your recipe!
Congrats on Linda’s 4th yr anniversary!
The second cake is gorgeous…good work!
I usually just bake the much easier pineapple right-side-up cake. 😉
Soaping Goddess says
I just recently made a PUDC too and it is amazing how simple but yummy they are! Great job, your pics are making me hungry! LOL
Ohh you are making me real homesick now. My Mommy used to make this cake every Thanksgiving. When it is made well it is delicious with some vanilla ice cream. Good job that you kept on trying. 🙂
I agree with Heidi…when do you sleep! You are always coming up with new ideas or working on cooking up something delicious! I struggle to find time to make soap between cooking dinner, changing diapers, and doing laundry! Lol.
Wow…when do you sleep, or do you? You are on top of everything, including your employees anniversaries w/ the company. I’m so scatterbrained I have to write down the simplest tasks to do every day.
Yum! I just made Pineapple Upside Down cake this christmas. Oh so yummy and warm with a dollop of whip cream on top! Yummy Ummy! Looking at the final photo there, I can just taste it! Enjoy!
Joanna Schmidt says
First off: you are brave to attempt an upside down cake, and secondly: good for your husband that you made cake #2 so he could eat the 1st cake with no guilt! 😀