This is an old recipe, and a really good cake.

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple
  • 10 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

    2 In a 10 inch heavy skillet with a heat-resistant handle (I use a cast iron skillet), melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine over very low heat. Remove from heat, and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over pan. Arrange pineapple slices to cover bottom of skillet. Distribute cherries around pineapple; set aside.

    3 Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

    4 Separate the eggs into two bowls. In a large bowl, beat egg whites just until soft peaks form. Add granulated sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Beat until stiff peaks form. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed until very thick and yellow. With a wire whisk or rubber scraper, using an over-and-under motion, gently fold egg yolks and flour mixture into whites until blended. Fold in 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine and almond extract. Spread batter evenly over pineapple in skillet.

    5 Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip. Loosen the edges of the cake with table knife. Cool the cake for 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plate.


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