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Monday, April 21, 2014

Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes 
made with fresh pineapple.
Very simple dessert.
Can be made in a cast iron skillet or individual tube pans or muffin tins.

I have a couple of Pineapple Upside Down cake recipes that I use interchangeably.



Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Cake Batter

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
1/2 cup milk

1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
2  teaspoons vanilla extract


Caramel

1/2 cup butter
1  cup brown sugar
1/8 cup of cream
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Pecans
Fresh Pineapple cut into rings.

Heat oven to 350°F.
Butter individual mini cake pans.

Make the caramel sauce, by melting the butter in a small sauce
pan.  Add the brown sugar and stir until sugar has melted.  Add
1/8 cup of cream and vanilla.  Stir until smooth and set aside.

Place milk in microwave measuring cup.  Heat until just warm
enough to melt the butter.  Add butter and stir until melted.  Set
aside to cool.

Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder together and set aside.

Beat the eggs and sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla. Add the
flour mixture and mix until smooth.  Add the milk and butter.

Pour caramel into bottom of each pan, place pecans smooth side
down, place one ring of pineapple over pecans and press down.  Top
each with cake batter.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Let sit for 1 or 2 minutes.  Run knife around edges and tip cakes out
on to wire rack.
Don't wait too long to tip cakes out or they will stick.



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