Vanilla Bean Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Posted on July 26, 2015 by Sweet Day Gourmet

Vanilla Bean Pineapple Upside Down Cake

When I was a kid, I remember my mom baking a great Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It was always a special treat when I came home from school and could smell the aroma coming from the kitchen; I knew that our family would have an awesome dessert after dinner (of course the dinner was always amazing too - mom is an excellent cook).

Here is her recipe with a little twist - using Sweet Day Gourmet's Vanilla Bean Cupcake Mix instead of the traditional yellow cake.

Sweet Day Gourmet Vanilla Bean Cupcake Mix
(use directions in the box to make the cake . You'll need 2 eggs - 3/4 cup milk - 1/2 cup vegetable oil)

Our Vanilla Bean Box Mix includes frosting too - you can save the frosting and use it for another recipe 

One 8oz can of pineapple slices
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 maraschino cherries (cut in 1/2)
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat Oven - 350 degrees

Drain juice from the pineapple slices can, but reserve 1 tablespoon of juice

Melt butter in an 8 inch round baking pan

Stir in brown sugar and the 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice

Arrange pineapples and cherries in the pan

Make the Vanilla Bean cake batter (follow recipe in the box)

Pour batter into the pan

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean

Cool for 5 minutes, invert onto plate and serve warm

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