April 20 is Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day! Stars0 reviews (Do you like this day? Rate it!)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day A pineapple upside-down cake is made with the topping at the bottom of the cake and the batter poured over the top. The topping typically consists of canned or fresh pineapple rings and maraschino cherries in the center of the rings. After baking, the cake is turned upside-down onto a platter and served. The first Pineapple Upside-down cake recipe was likely found in a 1924 fundraising cookbook published in Seattle. However, the Dole company is credited for popularizing the cake during the 1940's.

Read the wonderful book Eight Animals Bake A Cake which is beautifully illustrated. Then make your own pineapple upside-down cake. Kids will especially love placing the pineapple rings and the cherries inside the rings. For more fun, you can expand the day to include anything upside-down! Learn about bats, possums, etc., and you can also read the book Silly Sally who walks backwards and upside-down to meet different characters along the way.

Books & Videos | Pineapple Upside-Down Cake |

Books & Videos

  Eight Animals Bake A Cake Eight Animals Bake A Cake by Susan Middleton Elya
Eight animals add ingredients to make a cake with unexpected results. Includes Spanish words, a glossary, and recipe for pineapple upside-down cake.
  Silly Sally Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
A rhyming story of Silly Sally, who makes many friends as she travels to town--backward and upside down.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This recipe is from the book Eight Animals Bake A Cake. If you've never made or tried pineapple upside-down cake, give it a try! It is delicious!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
What You'll Need:
  • 8 pineapple rings (canned or fresh)
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 8-15 pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Yellow cake batter (mix or favorite recipe)

How To Make:

1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.

2. In a 9" x 13" baking dish, arrange the eight pineapple rings on the bottom.

3. Put one cherry in the center of each ring.

4. Place the pecans around the edges of the rings.

5. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small glass bowl for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir in the brown sugar. Pour the mixture over the pineapple rings. Set dish aside.

6. In a medium bowl, prepare the cake batter. Then pour the mixture over the pineapple in the baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool. Cut into pieces and flip them onto serving plates, or flip the entire cake over onto a serving platter and slice.

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