Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Spring break, what an American classic. Oh, I remember it well. That time of year when college students from all over the U.S. head to warmer climates to blow off a little steam. I suppose blowing off a little steam is actually putting it very mildly. As I remember, it’s Girls Gone Wild and doing everything your mother told you never to do. When I was in college on the east coast, we would head to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break and I still shudder at the thought of the madness and mayhem that would ensue. Ah, good times!

I knew spring break was fast approaching for son #2. I wondered with great apprehension how he planned on spending HIS time off. Β He called yesterday to tell me he was on his way home for the week, and he planned on using that time to look for a summer job. YES I thought, we just dodged a bullet, a mayhem-free vacation. Before he got off the phone he asked, “oh, and mom could you bake me something, there’s not much real food up here at school”. Β So here it is, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, another American Classic!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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44 thoughts on “Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  1. This post brought back so many great memories of my “Other Mother” Yvonne.
    Pineapple Upside Down Cake was her favorite! Good Times and thoughts about her!
    Thanks Cheryl, for big smile on my face today!

  2. Beautiful, as always! And how wonderful your son is so responsible. He deserves LOTS of Mama’s goodies while he’s home! I made a PUC recently with thinly sliced fresh pineapple, which caramelized so nicely. But this is the classic version, and I’m sure it turned out as good as it looks….

  3. As Easter approaches, my thoughts go back to the days of homemade easter breads and ricotta pies. I sure wish I would have learned how to make them the way Mom made them. I was wondering if you would give these treats a whirl?

    1. Hi Greg, I bet your mom was a great cook! I have never made a ricotta pie, but I will ask my good friend Carol Tac if she has a recipe for that. Her mom was quite the baker and she still has all her South Philly recipes. Let me see what I can come up with!

  4. I’ve never eaten or made a pineapple upside down cake before. It’s such a classic – what’s wrong with me? I feel like I’m unfulfilled, like there’s something missing in my life. I’m just going to have to make this, asap. Your son is one lucky guy!

  5. Your son sounds like a smart guy wanting to come home to your always-tasty food, Sheryl! The PUC is gorgeous and I love the pecans! Haven’t had it that way….must try! πŸ™‚

  6. Love that your boys get ‘real food’ from their mama (and of course) school food is never going to be the same as home. I love the slightly retro-esque colours and rings of sunny pineapple. In my book a glacΓ© cherry never goes astray either.

  7. You not only dodged a bullet but hit the jack pot. Your son came home to spend his time, he requested your food, AND he is looking for a job! Pats on the back to mom and son (said with all sincerity from the mother of a college sophomore son!) This is a celebration cake! Its a beauty! I hope your family enjoyed spring break time together!

  8. Oh my God… I love your blogsite.. Makes me wanna bake and cook more and more!!! A mouth watering bliss… Fantastic work!!!
    πŸ™‚

  9. It’s my husband favorite! My mother-in-law makes it with nuts but without cinnamon, ginger and cherries…I will definetely have a try using your recipe
    Ciao
    Silvia

  10. This came out so beautiful. I haven’t seen anyone do such a perfect example of this confection ever. I am drooling. And I love the addition of ginger and nuts. Kudos!

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