Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pineapple Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

Knowing good food always makes things better, I'm ending today's frustrations on a happy note.
1.  The Littles in bed REAL early tonight.
2.  A yummy dessert to share.

Pineapple Upside-Down Gingerbread

We enjoy this at least once during the season!


1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (8 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, **keep 1/4 cup juice reserved**
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
8 maraschino cherries with stems

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In 9 inch round pan, mix 2 tablespoons of the melted butter and the brown sugar, spread evenly to cover the bottom of pan.  Cut pineapple slices in half; arrange 4 halves over brown sugar mixture in center of pan.  Cut remaining halves in half again; arrange pieces around edge of pan.

Basically, it should look like this...

2.  In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  With spoon or wire whisk, beat in remaining 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice and all remaining gingerbread ingredients until smooth.  Spoon batter carefully over pineapple; spread to cover.

3.  Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

4.  Run knife around side of pan to loosen.  Place heatproof serving plate, upside down, over pan.  Turn plate and pan over; remove pan.  Cut into wedges.  Serve with whipped cream and cherries.

I made this last Sunday.  It is as warm and delicious as it looks!!

Prep Time:  25 minutes
Ready Time:  1 hour
Serves: 8

Advent blessings!

~  Patty  ~


  1. Are those new pics of your kiddos in the sidebar? Or maybe I'm just slow- at any rate, they are gorgeous (the kids and the pics!).

    You are putting me to shame! Your holiday baking is impressive. My mom was a huge pineapple upside cake fan- me, not so much. But I might try this in her honor! It looks truly scrumptious.

  2. I'm so glad that your day ended on a better note! You totally deserved that pedicure!

  3. Lovelove pineapple upside down anything!! I love your sidebar photos too!


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