Pineapple: Pineapple Upside Down Cake by jgarcia

posted by jgarcia 04-24-103 6:15 AM

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

8 oz. can pineapple slices
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar
4 maraschino cherries, halved
1/3 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Halve pineapple slices.

In 8" square pan, melt butter or margarine. Add brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. of reserved pineapple syrup. Add water to remaining syrup to make 1/2 c.

Arrange pineapple on bottom of pan. Place cherry half in center of each slice.

Cream together shortening and sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with the pineapple syrup, beating well after each addition. Spread over pineapple in pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Invert on plate. Serve warm.

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