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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How long has it been since you had an old fashioned Pineapple upside-down cake?

The Pineapple is one of my favorite stand by decorations.

Fruit,  as decoration,  lasts longer than flowers. And they're ready to pick as you pass by. 

This upside-down Pineapple cake is not upside down yet.  It is too hot to turn over...we couldn't wait.

 Now then, it's upside-down and so delicious.
Recipe follows.

After about a week,  in one of my urns, the Pineapple is ready to cut into pieces and  eaten as is or made into my old fashioned Pineapple upside-down cake.

Line baking dish with
1 fresh Pineapple cut up into small pieces
4 Tb unsalted butter, melted
½ cup of brown sugar

Mix together
1¼ cups sifted flour
½ cup sugar
½ tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup melted butter
½ cup of fresh orange juice
juice from ½ lemon and
2 Tb grated lemon peel

Mix all ingredients and add one beaten whole egg.
Beat two minutes by hand with wooden spoon.
Pour over Pineapple mixture.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Let stand 5 minutes, turn upside down.

Have a  great week my dear
Blogging Friends.



  1. Oh I love all your gorgeous ceramic pieces, specially the fruit bowl with pedestal, we have something similar from our past ceramic co. The upside down cake looks like I want a piece so bad right now, lol..thanks for sharing the recipe too. The urns are stunning. Great visitig you!

  2. Lovely post Gina - your photos are glorious. I used to make pineapple upside-down cake years ago, and had completely forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Such a great post Gina,
    I would love a slice of the upside down cake.. it looks delicious.
    Your fruit bowl is devine and even better with the fruit. The urns are so beautiful. lovely blog
    Thanks for sharing yor recipie.. its added to my list for the summer.
    Happy wed.

  4. Gina Your urns are gorgeous filled with pineapple .You have inspired me both to use more fruit as decor this spring And to make pineapple upside down cake which I have loved since a child!

    I hope you will come and see the feature I have on an amazing sculptor.

    Art by Karena
    The 2012 Artist Series

  5. Hi Gina, This is my husband's favorite cake and I plan on making it for Easter! Love the urns and I appreciate you joining my party. xo, Sherry

  6. Gina, this is so pretty!! You have inspired me to try pineapples in my urns!!! I love this look!!

  7. I always love your mind! The pineapple has been used for centuries in a decorative manner...and you show us both how decorative and delectable it can be!

  8. Hi Fabby, I know that your company manufactured beautiful ceramics...I see glimpses of them in your blog posts. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Gina

  9. Hi Rosemary, I had also forgotten and then I remembered how very easy they are to bake. With fresh pineapple, the cake tastes even better. Hope you give it a try soon. ox, Gina

  10. Dear Val, First enjoy the fresh pineapple in a bowl and after about 3 or 4 days it will be just perfect for the most delicious cake. A little whipping cream, laced with Kirschwasser makes it even more special. Maybe you shouldn't wait till summer. xo, Gina

  11. Dear Sherry, Let us know how your upside-down cake works out. Would love to see a picture of it. And, thank you for hosting your party.

  12. Hi Shenita, Sometimes I leave thePineapples in too long becauseI just can't see my fruit arrangements without them. Even then, they are just right for the cake. Thanks for your visit.

  13. Hi Busan, I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Have a great remainder of the week.

  14. Dear Theresa, And, I love the way your mind works. When I had my Dining Room table made I asked for a large pineapple motif for the very bottom of the table. I thought that it was a perfect design element since the pineapple is the sumbol of welcome and as you say has been used for centuries. ox, Gina

  15. Gina, I love when you come to visit me ....your comments are well chosen and insightful...I wish I had done so many things differently when remembering special Easter celebrations, but memories are always just that...beautiful and still learning experiences !! Thank you for the lovely comment, N. Xo

  16. Dear Nella, Some images will be remembered. That is how I feel about your first photograph in your Easter Post. Looking forward to seeing your next post.
    Have a lovely Easter Holiday. ox, Gina

  17. It has been way too long! I think that would be a fantastic Sunday dinner dessert! Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog with Home and Garden Thursday,

  18. Hi Kathy, Thank you for your lovely complimant. Maybe Easter would be a perfect time to have Pineapple upside-down cake. What I like about it that it looks like it should take more time than it does.