Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make topping: Cut pineapple crosswise into 3/8-inch-thick pieces. Melt butter in skillet. Add brown sugar and simmer over moderate heat, stirring, 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Arrange pineapple on top of sugar mixture in concentric circles, overlapping pieces slightly.
  3. Make batter: Sift together flour, cardamom, baking powder, and salt. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in granulated sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and rum. Add half of flour mixture and beat on low speed just until blended. Beat in pineapple juice, then add remaining flour mixture, beating just until blended. (Batter may appear slightly curdled.)
  4. Spoon batter over pineapple topping and spread evenly. Bake cake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cake stand in skillet 5 minutes. Invert a plate over skillet and invert cake onto plate (keeping plate and skillet firmly pressed together). Replace any pineapple stuck to bottom of skillet. Sprinkle rum over cake and cool on plate on a rack.
  5. Serve cake just warm or at room temperature.
  6. Cooks' notes: •Some of the food editors found 3 teaspoons of cardamom to be too much, but others loved the intense flavor. •Cake may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 474.77 Kcal (1988 kJ)
Calories from fat 168.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.7g 29%
Cholesterol 92.05mg 31%
Sodium 101.06mg 4%
Potassium 282.7mg 6%
Total Carbs 71.08g 24%
Sugars 51.81g 207%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 4.43g 9%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 96.1mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 373.58 Kcal (1564 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.71g 29%
Cholesterol 72.43mg 31%
Sodium 79.52mg 4%
Potassium 222.44mg 6%
Total Carbs 55.93g 24%
Sugars 40.77g 207%
Dietary Fiber 0.87g 4%
Protein 3.48g 9%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 0.8mg 6%
Calcium 75.6mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.8
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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