Pineapple: Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Sue Freeman

posted by Sue Freeman

Pineapple Upside Down cake
my grandmothers recipe

1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk (reg milk can be used)
Optional: sweetened coconut or finely chopped walnuts

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg; add vanilla. Mix with mixer until well blended and completely incorporated. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Add alternately with milk to creamed shortening and sugar.

Cover the bottom of shallow cake pan with waxed paper or parchment paper. Cover with 2 Tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and a layer of sliced pineapple rings. Put a cherry in the center of each ring. Cover with cake batter. Bake in moderate oven 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool. Turn upside down onto a cookie sheet. Remove pan, peel off waxed paper carefully. Let cool.

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