Monday, February 9, 2009

Fruity Upside Down Cake

This is a favorite dessert/breakfast in our house. In fact, my teen may have an addiction to it. She'll stand near it and keep taking little pieces out of it to eat. I think its the one food I've seen her really 'LOVE'. It's a modification from the 1925 winner of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company Recipe Contest which was a simple pineapple upside down cake. I've modified it according to what we have available in the house. Trust me, once you're gone here and made this, you won't go back to whatever kind of cake you liked before... I'm not lying.

Fruity Upside-Down Cake

3-4 very ripe pears (the preferred fruit of the family, although this week I only had 1 pear so I threw in 2 small cans of mandarin oranges, drained and it was just as yum.) - cored, peeled, sliced
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp separately used butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown sugar

Cream the 1/2 c butter with the sugar until mixed well. Add eggs and vanilla. Pour the flour on top of the mixture, add baking powder & salt and mix into the flour before mixing into the batter. While mixing all, add the milk.

Spread 2 Tbsp butter into cake pan (I use a 9x12 baking dish) and sprinkle brown sugar over it. Heat in 350 degree oven until butter is melted.

Cover the melted mixture with fruit and pour or spoon (sometimes the batter is a bit thicker. You can add 1/4 cup of water to it) the batter over the whole layering in the pan.

Bake 20-35 minutes depending on your oven. I just keep checking until the knife comes out clean when stuck in the middle of the cake.

NOTE: If you want to do it the original recipe way, eliminate the fruits I suggested and use 1 large can of crushed or sliced pineapple, drained.

Serve warm or cold. Delicious either way. Even though its called 'upside down' cake, we never flip it over.

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