Friday, August 5, 2011

It’s Friday – I Need Dessert

 

It has been one crazy week around this home front! Besides working and watering new flowers in the evening I have done nothing. I haven’t had time. I get home from work, eat whatever I can get my hands on, water my new flowers and look at the clock, BAM 8:00 PM, time for bed!

After a week like that a girls gotta indulge in something sweet so here’s a recipe for one of my favorite go-to dessert recipes….

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Here’s what you need:

- 1/4 cup butter or margarine

- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar

- Pineapple slices from can – drained

- Maraschino cherries without stems, if desired

- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

- 1 cup white sugar

- 1/3 cup shortening

- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 3/4 cup milk

- 1 egg

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Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In 9 inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter.

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2. Arrange pieces of pineapple over brown sugar. Place a cherry in the centre of each pineapple slice.

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3. In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.

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3. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in centre and comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave the pan over the cake for a few so the brown sugar/butter mixture can drizzle over cake. Remove the pan and serve warm. Store cake loosely covered and ENJOY! :-)

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You know the best part about this recipe? I always have the ingredients in my pantry! That way if I need to make it in a pinch (say, when I have a big craving!) I can whip it up in no time!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo

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