This week's "Sunday Dessert" was a Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I had never made one of these before but I made it this week for several reasons:
1. I have always wanted to make one.
2. I like pineapples. A lot.
3. Pineapples make me think of summer and our trips to Hawaii. I want to go back.
4. I'm told this was my father's favorite cake and my mother made it for him quite often.
Once I had decided which cake I would make this week, I turned straight to the Food Network to find a recipe that sounded good. I found THIS recipe by Damaris Phillips, Season 9 winner of the Food Network Star. I watch that show every year and just LOVED Damaris so I was definitely going to use her recipe.
The first thing you will need if you are going to try this recipe is a 10 inch black, cast iron skillet...
RECIPE for ingredients and amounts).
This cake bakes very quickly (approximately 35 minutes), so check it at 20 minutes to make sure it isn't getting too brown. NOW...go lick the bowl and beaters. I know it has a raw egg in it but if you didn't grow up licking the bowl and beaters then you don't know what you're missing! Wash all those bowls you used, load the dishwasher and by then it will almost be time to check your cake!
Was this cake well received by my bunch? Ummm...let's just say I'm glad I got a pinch of it because when I turned around it was GONE! It was SO SUPER MOIST and DELICIOUS. I'm pretty sure when everybody is in I will have to make 2...or 3 of these!
Sunday lunch AND dessert was a success. Now it is Monday morning and I've gotta get things going around here. Did I mention we leave for our BIG, FAT FAMILY VACATION Friday?! Oh...details on that later...