Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!
A little twist on the traditional pineapple upside-down cake with extra cherry and pineapple. A quick, easy, and flavorful classic that can be served warm or at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate leftovers (if there are any).
This is an old-fashioned upside-down cake recipe from my German grandmother from scratch. She used this same cake batter for many different fruits as an alternative to pineapple. She often used fresh Italian prunes or pitted fresh cherries. My grandparents owned a bakery and this cake was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream.
On my way to a Hawaiian-themed party, all I could think of was Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The recipes did not seem Hawaiian enough. The additions of coconut, banana and macadamia nuts brought the tropics to the recipe. I can't tell you how many people raved at the party. The whole cake is gone.
This is a hybrid pineapple upside-down cake which I've developed over the years. Instead of pineapple rings, I use crushed pineapple, coconut, and honey. It is very important to cool the mixture of butter and brown sugar before covering it with the rest of the ingredients, preventing the layer of pineapple and the cake mix from mixing prematurely. Makes one 9x13 baking pan.