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Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Brownies made in a Cast Iron Skillet

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 8

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is an easy tasty cake, and I might add, that it's my husbands favorite cake. Great for taking to a bring a dish dinner. Only takes about 12 minutes to prepare and less than an hour to bake.

Pineapple Updise-Down Cake

2 tablespoons plus 2/3 cups butter, divided
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple in heavy syrup
7 maraschino cherries, drained
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs

Cast Iron Skillet

cast iron skillet

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet until melted. Sprinkle brown sugar over the butter. Remove from heat.

Arrange pineapple slices and cherries in skillet

Arrange Pineapple in Skillet

Drain pineapple, reserve 1 cup of the syrup. Arrange the 7 slices of pineapple in the prepared skillet. Place a cherry in the center of each slice.
Place the remaining butter in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until butter is creamy.
Sift flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt together. Add to the creamed butter. Stir in the 1 cup pineapple syrup and eggs. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour this batter over the pineapple slices in the skillet.
Bake in the pre heated oven for about 40 to 45 minutes, or a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the cast iron skillet for 10 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate.

Iron Skillet Brownies


Have you ever made Corn bread and Pineapple Upside Down Cake in a cast iron skillet? The best way to make both by a long shot. Well, this is a recipe to make brownies the same way.

Things You'll Need:

3/4 cups butter, 1- 1/2 sticks
1- 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1- 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1- 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips, divided
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 inch cast iron skillet

Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees

Heat the 3/4 cup butter in the 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat.
Add the 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, the 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, 2 large lightly beaten eggs, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and the 1/4 teaspoon salt, to the melted butter in the cast iron skillet. Mix well.
Bake until set, about 25 to 30 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool for 2 or 3 minutes.
Melt the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a double broiler or in the microwave. Drizzle over the cooked brownies. Let cool. Cut into wedges to serve and top each wedge with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whip cream topping.



Mar 14, 2011 12:31pm
Hey Lynsuz; you have some of the best recipes, you should put them in an ebook! I'm going to try the pineapple upside down cake at my next get-together with friends, thank you!!
Mar 14, 2011 1:18pm
YW intro and TY
Mar 15, 2011 12:33am
I've never heard of pineapple upside down cake. Would placing slices pineappleson a skillet lose its sweetness? I love pineapple.
Mar 17, 2011 8:53am
Oooh, I remember my mother making Pineapple Upside Down cakes! They were delicious, and the pineapples certainly did not lose their sweetness. One of my favorite childhood treats. I'll have to make one soon!
Mar 17, 2011 11:24am
You've got people everywhere wanting to make pineapple upside down cake! I've never made one but this recipe sounds so easy! Thanks!
Mar 17, 2011 2:33pm
Thanks. I have one for peach too. maybe I'll add it.
Mar 19, 2011 12:12pm
Love these recipes! And I appreciate your sharing them with us. Pineapple upside down cake is a favorite at my house, too. Except I cheat, and use a pineapple cake mix - however, your cake recipe is so easy I will try that next time. Brownies are also frequent desserts here, too. I have already bookmarked many of your recipes, and these will be added to the list. Again, thanks for sharing your favorites.
Dec 15, 2011 1:51am
Pineapple upside down cake in a skillet is so good. Nice recipe. I haven't tried brownies in a skillet, but it sounds like a good idea.
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