Baking, Desserts, Moving, Recipes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Sunday.  A day of rest.  A day of making food.  Comfort food.  Today I’m making a turkey, just like this ONE.   And something sweet.  I’m trying to use up all my food stuffs before we move. I had most of the ingredients for the Joy of Cooking Pineapple Upside down cake, so I altered the recipe to fit what I had.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


  • 1 (20 oz) can unsweetened pineapple, drained and place in one layer on paper towels
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (I used vanilla flavored, but plain would have been better)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons Greek Yogurt  (I used vanilla flavored, but plain would have been better)


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    • Place 3 tablespoons of butter in a round 9×2-inch baking pan
    • Place in oven until butter just melted
    • Remove from oven and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over bottom of pan
    • Place pineapple rings on the bottom of the pan in a single layer


  • In a small bowl whisk together eggs, 2 tablespoons yogurt, and vanilla



  • In a separate large bowl, mix together with a electric mixer flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add 6 tablespoons unsalted butter and 6 tablespoons yogurt.
  • Beat on low speed until flour just moistened
  • Increase speed to medium and beat for 1 & 1/2 minutes
  • Add egg mixture in thirds beat for 20 seconds after each addition
  • Pour batter over pineapples in the pan



  • Bake until tooth pick comes out clean about 35 minutes
  • Remove from oven let cool 2 to 3 minutes



  • Tilt from side to side to loosen from pan
  • Invert a serving platter on top of pan
  • Turn the cake onto the platter



  • Serve.




Dianna: “It’s perfect.  I thought the substitution of yogurt for the buttermilk would have changed everything, but it was just as good!”

Alex: “It’s Fine”

I know Alex’s thoughts are not very helpful I think he’s just upset I made another cake when he’s trying to lose some weight.  But, I’ve been wanting to make this for a long time!  So, like Julia Child says “No apologies.”

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