This recipe was given to me by one of my best friends. Cooked apples, peach, apricot, pear or papaya slices could be used instead of pineapples, or a mixture of two fruits like pineapple and papaya.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt sugar In a small saucepan on the stovetop, then add butter. Pour this syrup into a 9x13 inch pan, followed by the pineapple juice. Arrange the pineapple rings on the syrup and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks gradually, beating well. On low speed, add the sifted flour mixture alternately with the milk.

  • In a separate large bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar and beat until stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter until no streaks remain.

  • Pour batter over pineapple in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Invert immediately onto serving dish.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 44.7g 14% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 80.5mg 27% DV; sodium 142.2mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2003
Was my first attempt at a pineapple upside-down cake and I think I did alright. The only thing I couldn't swing was melting the sugar. Everytime I got it to melt and tried to transfer the mixture to the 13x9 I ended up with a saucepan full of hard toffee. I think I need a little more practice in the baking arena!! I opted to mix brown sugar and butter and layer that in the bottom instead. My grandfather loved it after all!! Read More
(12)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2011
After reading the other reviewss I was skeptical about trying to make it. The recipe was quite tiresome to make but when it was done didn't care for it at all. I didn't like the lack of brown sugar and it was just to burdensome to make. To any of thoughs who are going to make this recipe GOOD LUCK Read More
(18)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2003
This was the worst cake I ever made. It was time consuming and difficult. The eggs butter flour mixture was as sticky as tar making the whipped egg white fold very difficult and time consuming. Not to mention the awful sugar melting in the beginning! The end result was dry and dense. Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
01/18/2011
After reading the other reviewss I was skeptical about trying to make it. The recipe was quite tiresome to make but when it was done didn't care for it at all. I didn't like the lack of brown sugar and it was just to burdensome to make. To any of thoughs who are going to make this recipe GOOD LUCK Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2003
Was my first attempt at a pineapple upside-down cake and I think I did alright. The only thing I couldn't swing was melting the sugar. Everytime I got it to melt and tried to transfer the mixture to the 13x9 I ended up with a saucepan full of hard toffee. I think I need a little more practice in the baking arena!! I opted to mix brown sugar and butter and layer that in the bottom instead. My grandfather loved it after all!! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2006
Just beautiful! So moist it melted in my mouth! This one is a must try! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2007
Too time consuming. My family did not like this recipe at all. Too eggy. The two mixtures were too difficult to fold in together. I prefer brown sugar over melting the white sugar. This not a good recipe in my opinion. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
09/08/2018
There should be a negative star rating. I ve been baking since I was 9 years old and this is the most screwed up recipe I have ever attempted. It was a massive failure! I wish I had read the reviews before I attempted it... I will from not make that mistake again! I usually have great luck with the recipes from AllRecipes but this one should be removed from the site. Read More
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