Deet’s Eats- Pineapple Upside Down Cake (slightly tweaked)


I was in the mood to play Suzie Homemaker today and since all the ingredients for this dessert were in my pantry I decided to go for it.   I had gathered these ingredients because a neighbor had made the cake for a pot luck and told me it was on the Duncan Hines Cake Mix box.  Only I made one error with the ingredients.  Instead of vanilla instant pudding I bought Coconut Cream instant pudding.  This means I have a Pina Colada Upside Down cake. If only I had some rum…..  Oh well, here is the recipe from Duncan Hines plus my coconut tweak

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Pina Colada Upside Down Cake

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Topping:

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1- 20 oz. can pineapple slices packed in juice(drained but juice reserved)

Maraschino Cherries

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Cake:

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Pineapple Supreme Cake Mix

1 pkg. (3.4oz.) Jello brand vanilla or Coconut cream instant pudding

4 large eggs

1 cup water or half water and half juice from pineapple can

1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used Canola oil)

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Directions for the topping:

Melt the butter over low heat in a 12″ oven safe skillet.  Remove from heat, stir in the brown sugar and spread overt the bottom of the skillet.  Arrange Pineapple slices and cherries.  set aside.

Directions for the cake:

Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat for two minutes with an electric mixer.  Pour the batter evenly over the fruit in the skillet.

Bake: at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Invert immediately onto a a serving platter.  (or if you don’t have one big enough invert onto an old cookie sheet like Deet did.

Serving: Cool, cut in wedges and top with whipped cream (this is truly the best) or, if you are like Deet and lack the heavy cream to whip , top with Cool Whip.

An apology to my international followers who may not have access to the brand names used in this recipe.  I encourage you to improvise and let me know how it turned out. Please someone add the rum!!!!

 

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4 responses to “Deet’s Eats- Pineapple Upside Down Cake (slightly tweaked)

  1. Dot, I’d certainly like to have a go at this recipe if I can find the equivalent of the cake mix and Jello brand vanilla/coconut cream pudding!

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    • If you get to make it please let me know how it turned out. I think any vanilla cake mix would work and any instant pudding. You can always add the coconut yourself. The real flavor is all in the pineapple and brown sugar. (and butter)

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  2. Marietta

    Looks absolutely delicious. Which I were there! Marietta

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