did you know that pineapple is the only fruit allowed to come across state lines because of it's high acidity? It was so pretty and smelt so wonderful!
I decided to make an upside down pineapple cake with it.......in my iron skillet.
Preheat oven to 350 F
Just pick out a large 10 in. iron skillet and spray bottom and side with a light coat of cooking spray.
Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of butter with a fork until crumbly. Press the sugar into the bottom of the skillet. Arrange either fresh or canned pineapple rings on top of the sugar. Add maraschino cherries into the pineapple holes and in between.
Mix up the cake batter, ( recipe follows below) and spread on top of pineapple/sugar.
Place into oven and bake about 40 to 45 minutes until browned.
Carefully and quickly invert on to pan.
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. butter
Canned pineapple rings or fresh pineapple
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Follow instructions above .