Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night craving something that isn’t in the fridge? It happens to me at least once a week and this week I decided to act on it. I really wanted a pineapple upside down cake so that’s what I did.
I went to the store to pick up a pineapple (not the canned stuff, I wanted it fresh!), a box of yellow cake mix (shhh… I’m not that lazy!) and some brown sugar.
Everything else was on hand.
I made the cake mix according to the directions. I mixed it with my new Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 (I’ll tell ya about that later) and sat it aside.
I started preheating the oven (to 350F) and put 1/4 cup of butter in a cast iron skillet. I put the skillet it in the oven while it was preheating. Once the oven was ready I took the pan out, put 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top of the butter and mixed it really well.
I patted it out, trying to get it even, then covered that with slices and chunks of pineapple. I’m too cool for rings 😉
I poured the cake batter over the pineapple and put the skillet in the oven for 50 minutes. When it came out I was a little worried that I had burnt the cake because it was so brown. It didn’t burn, though, in fact it rose perfectly, cooked amazingly, and smelled like heaven.
I flipped it over and <BAM> Pineapple upside down cake. Even better it’s a super simple pineapple upside down cake recipe.
The cake as a whole is good but the topping – the brown sugar, butter, and pineapple… oh em gee! Talk about deliciousness. I cut the first piece for a picture and barely pressed the shutter button before I dove in. I could eat the topping by itself and believe me when I say I’m still thinking about it
The next time you are craving pineapple upside down cake remember this easy, no-fail recipe! Better yet, bookmark it, share it on Facebook, pin it on Pinterest – you’ll want to save it for later for sure!