Imagine you are visiting as an overnight guest in our home. It is near supper time. You enter our home and we exchange pleasantries. We are Foodies, so we want to get right to the business of the evening, eating supper! We take you to our dining room, and the first thing you notice is a beautiful fresh pineapple gracing the center of our table. It is set with five place settings, one for each member of our family and one for you. (You can add another one in your mind if there would be a significant other with you.) We ask you to have a seat, and The Lucky Wife serves something delicious that The Chef has prepared, something special that we chose specifically with you in mind.After we indulge, we have the dessert. It would be something as delicious as this Pineapple Upside Down Cake, for sure, but the one key ingredient would most certainly be pineapple. After we finish our meal, we spend some time together, and then we take you to the room where you will sleep (could be a guest room or the Master bedroom). You notice a beautiful bed with a pineapple carved on the headboard.
(Slightly adapted from All Recipes)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks
- 10 maraschino cherries
- 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix (we used gluten-free)
Melt butter over medium-high heat in iron skillet. Remove from heat and sprinkle brown sugar evenly to cover butter. Arrange pineapple chunks and cherries around bottom of pan, one layer deep, as desired.
Prepare cake mix as directed by manufacturer, substituting some of pineapple juice for some of liquid in directions. Pour batter over pineapple/cherry layer. Bake as directed by cake mix directions. Cool for ten minutes, then carefully turn onto a plate. (NOTE: Do not let the cake cool too much or it will stick to the pan.)