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Print This Delicious Microwave Pineapple Downside-Up Cake Recipe

Microwave Pineapple Downside-Up Cake Recipe

Yep this is it, the original downside up cake. Easy and oh so good. The taste is totally delightful with pineapple and cherries smothered in sweet brown sugar nectar.

4 tsp Margarine
1/3 cup Light brown sugar
16 ounce can Pineapple slices, drained, reserving juice
4 Maraschino cherries, cut in half
1 1/4 cups Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Egg
1/3 cup Oil
1/2 cup Pineapple juice
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond

Oven Temp ~ microwave
Baking Time ~ none
Pan Type ~ 9 inch round glass dish
Line a baking dish with parchment paper, folding paper over the sides.

Put margarine on paper and microwave on high 45 seconds or until melted. Sprinkle brown sugar over margarine. Arrange 7 pineapple slices on top of sugar mixture. Decorate centers of slices with cherries.

Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add egg, oil, reserved pineapple juice and extracts. Blend with a wooden spoon. Pour downside up cake batter over pineapple slices. Microwave on 50% (medium) for 5 minutes, rotating midway through cooking. Then microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes, rotating dish twice. Let microwave pineapple cake stand 5 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.

Remove parchment paper and enjoy.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 90 g
Calories 207
Calories from Fat 71
Total Fat 7.9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 33.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 21.2g
Protein 2.1g
Vitamin A 2% • Vitamin C 32% • Calcium 5% • Iron 5%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

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