Here in Charleston, South Carolina and throughout the South, the pineapple is a popular symbol of hospitality and welcome, so it’s only fitting that we’re sharing this wonderful fruit dessert recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Made in a Cast Iron Skillet from the folks at Amanda’s Cookin.
Here’s a photo of Charleston, South Carolina’s famous Pineapple Fountain:
Since a good cast iron skillet can be passed down from generation to generation, making Pineapple Upside Down Cake in one instead of baking it in a cake pan can be an easy way to celebrate the traditions of home cooking for friends and family.
Best of all, when baked in a cast iron skillet, you are rewarded with a sweetly crusty carmelized sugar topped cake that your guests won’t soon forget.
Ingredients For the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Batter:
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into thin slices
3/4 cup milk
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Ingredients For the Pineapple Upside Down Cake Topping:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided
2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
1 15-oz can pineapple chunks
You can also see our list of delicious fruit dessert recipes to help you enjoy and eat more fruit throughout the year.
Also, here’s some convenient links to our first 100 Original Recipes on Hugging the Coast to make it easier for you to find culinary inspiration and ideas beyond dessert.
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(Photo Credits: Pineapple Upside Down Cake Made in a Skillet by Amanda’s Cookin and Charleston Pineapple Fountain by ReachUpFortheStars on Flickr.)