Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Upside Down Pineapples

Upside Down Pineapple CakeThe most important thing to remember when making a pineapple upside down cake is to not make it in a leaky spring-form pan. What. A. Mess. It all started when I decided to try a new recipe from the Joy of Baking website. The recipe said to use a 9" round cake pan that is 3" deep. My 9" cake pan is only 1 1/2" deep. I was worried the cake would overflow, so I had the brilliant idea to use my spring-form pan, which is deep enough. Little did I know that my spring-form pan is leaky!

Later I read that most spring-form pans are leaky somewhat, but the crusts on cheesecakes prevent the cheesecake batter from leaking out before it sets up. Which is why spring-form pans are perfect for cheesecakes. NOT pineapple upside cakes. Ugh, I'm so dim sometimes!

Luckily, I caught it early, and put a cookie sheet underneath. The caramel is what leaked and it only burned a little. We have an air-exchanger in our house, so I just turned it on high. I had to do only a little scrubbing to the bottom of my oven, but it was still not how I was planning on spending my Sunday off. In spite of the mess, the cake came out delicious. I added some almond extract to the cake and served it with whipped cream.

Since I had some leftover pineapple juice from the pineapple, I made some martinis. Here's my recipe:

Pineapple Upside Down Martinis
Delicious as it Looks: Pineapple Upside Down Martinis

2 oz. pineapple juice
3 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. amaretto liquor
2 maraschino cherries
2 splashes maraschino cherry juice

Shake the pinapple juice, vanilla vodka and amaretto with ice. Strain into 2 martini glasses. Drop a cherry in the bottom of each glass and spoon in some cherry juice. Enjoy!

Deviled Eggs

I also made some deviled eggs. My favorite recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I've tried some other recipes, but I keep going back to that classic recipe.


  1. Yummy looking pics as usual Dianne!! I am so picky about my deviled eggs also:)

  2. Hi there, Help, I can't find the pineapple upside down cake recipe. Did I miss it. It looks so yummy that I have to make it for my family.

    Thank you, Tamar

    1. http://www.joyofbaking.com/PineappleUpsideDownCake.html