April 20th is National Pineapple Upside Down Cake in the United States. What better way to celebrate the occasion than by whipping up this vintage dessert?
Pineapple upside down cake is an oldie but a goodie. A wonderful cake recipe developed in the 1920s that you can easily update with a few simple touches. How about adding a touch of rum to the brown sugar glaze? Swap out maraschino cherries for fresh ones. Or leave them out completely.
Here are a few different ways you can make pineapple upside down cake a 21st century treat:
Pineapple Upside Down Cake without cherries
While maraschino cherries add a gorgeous pop of color to pineapple upside down cake they aren’t completely necessary. This recipe proves your cake can be just as delicious without them.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Squared
Traditionally, pineapple upside down cake is make in a round mold. But what about keeping things square?
Food Network star and popular country singer Trisha Yearwood shows you how to make it.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake: A Modern Take
Finally, here is a more modern take on pineapple upside down cake: cut the rings in half and alternative with cherries arranged in a circular pattern.
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