Buttermilk Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Serves: 9 servings
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup water, at room temperature
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2½ Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 9 pineapple rings
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 9 cherries
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy.
- Gradually beat in the sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a separate bowl combine the water, maple syrup and vanilla extract into the same measuring cup. Blend the combined liquids with a spoon.
- Pour half of the liquid mixture into the creamed butter and sugar and beat well for 30 seconds.
- Sift together the flour, Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
- Stir half of the dry mixture into the creamed ingredients.
- Beat briefly, until smooth. Stir in the remaining liquid mixture.
- Then add the rest of the dry mixture, beating on medium speed until the batter is evenly combined. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the batter here and there over the pineapple, then smooth the batter with the back of the spoon until it is evenly spread.
- Bake the cake on the center oven rack for approximately 35 minutes, until the cake is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Transfer the cake to a wire rack and let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Now it’s time for the exciting part: flipping the cake.
- Run a spatula or a butter knife down the sides of the cake to loosen it.
- Then cover with a large, flat serving dish.
- Use oven mitts to hold the dish and cake pan together and invert the cake in one quick motion.
- Tap the pan on the bottom if the cake doesn’t drop right out.
- Then slowly lift the pan from the cake.
- If some of the fruit sticks to the pan, simply lift it from the pan with a fork and place it back on the cake.
- Cool the cake for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Line a plate with two layers of paper towels and place nine pineapple rings on top to drain.
- Blot the tops with paper towels too, to remove excess juice.
- Lightly butter a 9-inch square cake pan and set it aside.
- In a small saucepan, heat the butter and maple syrup over medium-low heat.
- When the butter has melted, stir in the brown sugar with a long-handled wooden spoon.
- Increase the heat slightly.
- Stir the mixture until it comes to a gentle boil, then continue cooking it for 30 seconds.
- Remove the pan from the heat and immediately scrape the mixture into the buttered cake pan coating evenly.
- Using a fork, carefully place the nine pineapple rings in the pan, creating three rows of three.
- Place a cherry in the center of each ring, then set the pan aside.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 604 Fat: 32g Saturated fat: 20g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 78g Sugar: 54g Sodium: 406mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 124mg