Old Fashioned Course Yellow Cake For Pineapple Upside Down C

Baking By MccallRL66 Updated 23 Mar 2008 , 4:05am by JanH

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MccallRL66 Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 7:22pm
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Okay....I helped my grandmother make this as a child and I am darned if I can find a cake that comes close to my memory...I know I know.....BUT...she used a basic yellow cake recipe out of an old book and I SWEAR that the cake was a lot more "course" in texture but not tough....am I nuts? Yes, maybe....

If anyone has a suggestion for me...bring it on!

I would love to make one of those cast iron skillet pineapple upside down cakes of yesteryear....

thanks!

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Doug Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 7:32pm
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might it have had cornmeal in it?

as does Alton Brown's version....

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_29051,00.html

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mezzaluna Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 8:57pm
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CI has the absolute best pineapple upsidedown cake I have ever tasted. Fresh pineapple (not the yucky canned crap) and lots of real butter and some cornmeal for texture.

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JanH Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 4:05am
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Using AP flour will also result in a more coarse grain than a cake flour recipe.

Dole Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe from 1926:
(Baked in cast iron skillet.)

http://meenalmehta1.blogspot.com/2006/02/pineapple-upside-down-cake.html

HTH

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