National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day #doodlewashaday

Today we celebrate cake without frosting, which is pretty bland unless it is baked with a gooey topping of pineapples rings, brown sugar, butter, and maraschino cherries.  Of course the topping is actually baked as the bottom and then inverted, helping the buttery, caramelized brown sugar goodness absorb into the cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Centuries ago this cake was “baked” in a cast iron skillet, which is evidently ideal for caramelizing sugar while preventing the butter from burning.  Pineapple upside down cake was once thought of as a good option to serve for breakfast, but nowadays we usually suggest something with a little more protein to start the day.  So, make sure you have some yogurt on top.  🙂

28 thoughts on “National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day #doodlewashaday

  1. Thanks! I’m contemplating hanging it in the kitchen, but I’m afraid everyone would expect me to actually bake one for them 😉

  2. Looks good enough to eat!
    And as a side note..I inherited my mom’s cast iron skillet in which she always baked her pineapple upside down cakes…and have her recepie..just haven’t had time to use it YET!

  3. Hi Judy! We need to have a craft day and bake a pineapple upside down cake at the same time! Hope you are enjoying your retirement 🙂

  4. Thanks, Laura. I thought crick was a colloquialism for our area, but I guess it is more widespread. We used to play in our local crick (creek) and catch crawdads 🙂

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