Nanny's Pineapple Upside-down Cake
From Gwyneth (Nanny) Sanborn
This is Will’s birthday favorite! Better than chocolate and excellent for breakfast the next day, if I do say so myself!
PS - The corner pieces are especially prized!
Recipe is for 9” x 9” pan (scale up 1.5x for a 9” x 13” pan). Dunkin Hines Yellow Butter Cake mix can be subbed for the batter described below.
Melt 4 T. butter in bottom of 9 x 9 pan.
Add 1 c. brown sugar, blend thoroughly and spread evenly over bottom of pan
Arrange pineapple rings (need 1 can) on top of butter/brown sugar mixture
Place Maraschino cherry in the middle of each ring
Cover with batter – see below or use mix
Cream together ¼ c. butter and ¾ c. granulated sugar
Add 1 egg and ½ c. pineapple juice (from can)
Add 2 tsp. baking powder
Add ¾ tsp. salt
Mix in 1 ½ c. flour, beat until smooth
Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean (25-30 minutes) or according to directions for the mix.