Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Secret Recipe Club

This month for the Secret Recipe Club I got Trisha from My Hobbie Lobbie. Her blog is so great! She love to bake and craft and it shows! There were so many fun, new recipes I wanted to try it was hard to narrow it down! So I will be going back soon to make other things! 

I ended up choosing Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I did what I do and  made some changes and added some pineapple buttercream frosting around the outside and it turned out fantastic! Go check out Trisha's blog and giver her some love!!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Recipe Adapted from: and

1 1/2 cups Cake Flour
1/2 cup Butter, room temp
2 cups Granulated Sugar
3 large Eggs
3/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 heaping teaspoon Baking Powder
1/8 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Buttermilk
3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 - 20oz can Pineapple Slices, reserve juice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch round pan with cooking spray and dust with flour.

2. In a large bowl combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg/sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. begin and end with the flour.

4. In the prepared pan, evenly sprinkle the brown sugar. Pour the melted butter over the brown sugar. Place the pineapple slices on top. Pour the batter over the top and place in the oven. bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes and turn out onto cake plate.

Pineapple Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup Butter, room temp
3 Tablespoons Pineapple Juice
3 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

Beat all ingredients together until combined and fluffy.


  1. I love pineapple upside down cake. Great SRC pick!

  2. that cake looks fabulous! A fest for the eyes! And the palates I bet!

  3. I will have to give this a try. I love pineapple...and cake. Thanks for cooking for the SRC.

  4. This looks so good! I LOVE pineapple upside down cake, and it's been way too long since I've had any! Love it. :)

  5. Great idea adding the butter cream frosting!

  6. I've never thought about putting pineapple buttercream on a pineapple upside down cake. What a great addition, I'm sure it added even more delicious flavor! Great recipe choice!

  7. Love the idea of adding pineapple buttercream to the cake! This cake looks delicious - perfect SRC pick :-)

  8. Oh, that looks so good. I have not had pineapple upside down cake in forever!

  9. Beautiful cake! I love your addition of the frosting around the edge. Great idea.

  10. Hi Meghan, I love the idea of adding the frosting. Clever idea to put in on the sides so that you can still see the pineapple slices! :)


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