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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Katerina | Diethood
The best, most tender and delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic American Cake made with a moist cake batter and a flavorful buttery topping of pineapple rings
Servings : 10 Servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 fresh pineapple – peeled , cored, and sliced into rings
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs , separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Melt the butter, but keep the sticks separated. That is, melt 1 whole stick in one bowl, and the other half of a stick in another bowl.
  • Brush a little bit of the butter on the inside of a 9 inch cake pan.
  • Mix half of a stick of butter (4 tablespoons), melted, with the brown sugar and add in 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice.
  • Pour the brown sugar mixture in the bottom of the cake pan.
  • Arrange the pineapple rings on top of the brown sugar mixture. Set pan aside.
  • Stir together the flour, salt, white sugar, and baking powder.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Beat the whites until stiff.
  • Beat the yolks until lemony yellow.
  • Stir in the remaining pineapple juice, vanilla, and remaining melted butter.
  • Add this mixture to the flour mixture.
  • Gently fold in the egg whites.
  • Pour batter over the top of the brown sugar and pineapple rings.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove it by covering up the pan tightly with a serving dish and invert so that the pineapple side is up.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 15

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Slice | Calories: 364 kcal | Carbohydrates: 55 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 85 mg | Sodium: 262 mg | Potassium: 266 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 36 g | Vitamin A: 545 IU | Vitamin C: 45 mg | Calcium: 77 mg | Iron: 1.6 mg | Net Carbs: 54 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake recipes, chocolate desserts, pineapple upside down cake recipe, pineapples