baking beast

a suspicious creature has been lurking around the streets, leaving behind delights that dreams are made of. what's to become of this baking beast?

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

i made a pineapple upside down cake tonight! it's actually the first pineapple upside down cake that i've ever had.. i had some fresh pineapple that i felt like using and i thought it was a great time to try this. i used the recipe from "the best recipe" by cooks illustrated. it came out reaally well!!! the pineapple gave the cake a great taste and it was really comforting to eat. the topping was really good too. thumbs up for the recipe! :)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake from "The Best Recipe"
Serves 8 to 10

Using a 9x3 inch round pan to bake the cake gives it straight sides. If you prefer slightly flared sides on your cake, bake it in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, which streamlines the process in three ways. First, the skillet need not be buttered; second, the caramel topping can be prepared in it directly; and third, the total baking time is cut to 50 minutes, which is 10 to 15 minutes faster than the cake pan.

4 tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for cake pan
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 small pineapple, quartered, cored, and cut into 3/8 inch thick slices

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp cornmeal
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
4 large eggs, separated, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk

1. For the topping: Butter bottom and sides of 9 x 3-inch round cake pan. Melt 4 tbsp butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add brown sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is foamy and pale, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared cake pan; swirlpan to distribute evenly. Arrange fruit slices in concentric circles over topping; set aside.
2. For the cake: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350º F. Whisk the flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and salt together in medium bowl; set aside. Cream butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed. Gradually add 1 cup sugar; continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in yolks and vanilla (scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary); reduce speed to low and add dry mixture and milk, alternately in three or four batches, beginning and ending with dry ingredients, until batter is just smooth.
3. Beat egg whites in large bowl at low speed until frothy. Increase speed to medium-high; beat to soft peaks. Gradually add 2 tbsp sugar; continue to beat to stiff peaks. Fold one-quarter of beaten egg whites into batter with large rubber spatula to lighten. Fold in remaining whites until no white streaks remain. Gently pour batter into pan and spread evenly on top of fruit, being careful not to disperse fruit. Bake until top is golden and toothpick inserted into cake center (not fruit, which reamins gooey) comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes.
4. Rest cake on rack for 2 minutes. Slide a paring knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Place a serving platter over the pan and hold tightly. Invert the cake onto the platter. Carefully remove the cake pan. If any fruit sticks to the pan bottom, remove and position on top of cake.


Blogger blaze said...

Great Posts about berry blue recipe
I have a site that is all about berry blue recipe
also. I enjoyed reading your site and hope you will have a look at mine

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever seen Asparagus this BIG
They grow up to 15in long and 2in wide.

4:53 PM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a pasta e fagioli recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

8:36 AM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a pepperoni pizza recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

11:39 AM  
Anonymous asparagus said...

It's nice to see that someone takes the time to have his own blog. Blogs are a new way to develop new Ideas and new products, to enrich human life. I give my little contribution as well, as Aristotle said one Man alone might not find out everything there is to know about the Universe, but one find a little and another one another little and so on, until human beings will discover everything.

Thanks for your time.

If you want to visit my blogs:

10:47 AM  
Anonymous peanut butter cookie recipe said...

Great blog. Found your blog while searching for more information at yahoo about Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Your blog has quite a lot of interesting thoughts. Keep up the good work, Emily.

vegetarian recipe

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog! I also have a site about logo chocolate
. You can check it out at logo chocolate

Also, as a thank you for visiting my site, I'd like to tell you about a great site that is giving away a FREE DVD Camcorder! Just click the following link and enter your Zipcode to see if the promotion is available in your area!

FREE DVD Camcorder

1:11 AM  
Anonymous recipes said...

Learn jealously guarded secrets behind actual dishes from The Cheesecake Factory, KFC, McDonalds, Red Lobster, Hard Rock Cafe, Wendy's (far too many to list here...) and learn how to cook them yourself
Discover the Secrets to America's Most Wanted Recipes

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discount Hydro!

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a shrimp recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers shrimp recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vegetables are great, but the Heart Start Defibrillator is better (At saving your life, that is ;) ).

10:08 PM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a green salad recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

12:07 PM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a vegetarian sandwich recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

7:15 AM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a ezekiel bread recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

7:20 AM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a chicken stir fry recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

9:53 PM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a dinner party recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

6:54 PM  
Blogger BlogLes said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a homemade salsa recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

6:19 AM  
Anonymous free christmas cookie recipe said...

Hi Emily, I have been looking everywhere for a traditional christmas mouse cookie recipe. My family has been searching for years, and can’t seem to find it anywhere. Isn’t it funny how important a simple Christmas Cookie Recipe can be? Well, if you hear of anything, please post. Happy Holidays!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I would like to see is more info on cooking games for kids and cooking games for kids. Any post you make on cooking games for kids in the future will be well received.

4:16 AM  
Anonymous appetizer recipe said...

I remember when a simple search for a appetizer recipe site would get you a link to a appetizer recipe site. I like your blog. I wasn't exactly looking for this info. Good stuff anyway.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous martini recipe said...

Keep up the good work. Would love to see more posts.

biscuit recipe

2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,

Iv'e been looking for great content like this,
it's hard to find some times ;-)
Your post Pineapple Upside Down Cake was an awesome read!

I'm building an article site on food.
( LOTS more than just a cooking site! )
I have all kinds of articles so far,
like cooking tip , just as an example.
If the mood strikes you, stop by, K?
I'm at:
Maybe we can talk about swapping some content :-D

Thanks again for the read!!

3:19 AM  
Anonymous The Chef said...

.Hi,Silly Sally used to dread it when Christmas came, Oh not because sally didn't like Christmas. In fact she loved it, but the problem was that her Husbands family would stay with them and she was really embarassed because of her Cooking. Most times the Plates were returned to the Kitchen nearly as full as they left it. Then one Day a family member gave her a slip of paper and on it was. Silly Sally waited until everyone had gone to bed that evening and jumped on the computer and looked up The next day there were smiles all around the table and all the plates were empty. Sally looked at the person who gave her that slip of paper and winked with a Big smile on her face.She was no longer a Silly Sally, just Sally. Are you a Silly Sally or have you been to

2:34 PM  
Anonymous The Chef said... Hi, They say the way to a mans heart is through his stomache. Well if you are trying to impress the man of your dreams don't leave anything to chance. It would be very wise to go to and choose a recipe that is not only easy to cook but tastes fantastic. Who knows what might happen after such a beautiful meal. God Bless and enjoy life.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Holiday Recipes said...

"Oh she is a Beauty", my friend said as my Bird walked past. " Look at that sexy wiggle she does as she walks", I could not help but smile, yes she really did make me proud. "I'm going to give her a really good Stuffing" I told my friend. "Well" he replied "she does look like she is gagging for it if you ask me. I really don't know how you manage to get such Beautiful Birds ". I would just like to say to all of you reading this, Make sure you give your Bird a good Stuffing, after all on Christmas day no Turkey should be without it. ( Hehe) Merry Christmas to you fromHoliday Recipes

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are interested in cooking or pizza games, you might consider visiting cooking games site.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


בית מלון [url=]כפר בעיר[/url] - שירות חדרים אנחנו מספקים שירותי אירוח מיוחדים כמו כן יש במקום שירות חדרים המכיל [url=]סעודות רומנטיות[/url] במחירים מפתיעים אשר יוגשו ישירות לחדרכם!

לפרטים אנא לפנות לאתרנו - [url=]כפר בעיר[/url] [url=][img][/img][/url]

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is my lucky day :)
Apple is giving review copies of iPad to 100 lucky person. Go to and apply for it.

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey folks.

Are you looking to get your Internet Business [b]Indexed on top of Bing[/b] search engine? Maybe you are looking to get more unique visitors? We have the perfect deal for you! We offer you an exclusive chance to experiance the knowledge of our [b][url=]Xrumer Experts[/url][/b]. [url=][img][/img][/url]

This is NOT spam! This is a human made post specifically created to demonstrate the strength of our automated software and its potential of getting to wide variety of audience in an effective and time saving manner.

We are a group of veteran [b][url=]Internet Marketers[/url][/b] and [b]SEO Experts[/b] that provide [b]Affordable, High Quality, [url=]Search Engine Optimization Service[/url][/b]. Post your message on thousands of forums, message boards, blogs and journals and gain organic traffic in a matter of days! With the help of our [b][url=]Search Engine Optimization Experts[/url][/b] your [b]Website URL[/b] can appear on [b]8413[/b] message boards and journals. Receive almost instant increase of your search engine position, Get thousands of quality backlinks directly to your Blog without lifting a finger!

Our goal is simple; we want to make you and your website on the top of every search engine so you and your family can enjoy the comfort of steady, automatic income without leaving your home. Trough our [b][url=]SEO Experts Advice[/url][/b] you will receive one of the best support seen in the industry. As part of our [b]Search Engine Optimization Services[/b], we take care of everything for you, from Optimizing your Website for search engines all through ranking your Website on the first page of your Yahoo.

For more information regarding [b]Search Engine Optimiztion[/b] and [b]Xrumer Blast Services[/b] visit [b][url=]Xrumer Blast[/url][/b]. Our site includes everything you need to order your first [b]Xrumer Blast[/b], you can create the most appropriate message (Project) to suit your Bussiness, send us the information and after the payment clearance we will start working immediatly!


10:33 PM  
Anonymous Kate @ the wooden spoon said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I have in the oven right now... smells delicious! Unfortunately, the only 9"x3" circular pan I had was a springform pan, and shortly after putting it in the oven the caramel topping started leaking out of the bottom. Fingers crossed that it will still turn out!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[b]Supreme Search Engine[/b]

[i]A powerful new search engine on the Net! Find information and websites on the Internet. [/i]

[url=]Supreme Search Engine[/url]


5:54 PM  
Blogger Dean said...

greetings to all.
I would first like to thank the writers of this blog by sharing information, a few years ago I read a book called costa rica investment in this book deal with questions like this one.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reads my reviews about male enhancement pills befor your buy male enhancement products that really works and effective to increase your health and better your life. thank you. you can reads this reviews at - vimax pills - penis enlargement

12:10 PM  
Blogger niz said...

Hello .. firstly I would like to send greetings to all readers. After this, I recognize the content so interesting about this article. For me personally I liked all the information. I would like to know of cases like this more often. In my personal experience I might mention a book called Generic Viagra in this book that I mentioned have very interesting topics, and also you have much to do with the main theme of this article.

12:11 AM  
Blogger Bac Pham said...

this was a very good homemade cake recipe.... the only reason i'm giving it 4 stars is b/c the topping didn't turn out the way i was very oooey gooey and i thought it was supposed to be kinda crispy .... (i baked it exactly as the recipe said, i didn't lower the temp.) SO READ THIS IF YOU ARE MAKING THIS RECIPE.... WHEN YOUR CAKE IS DONE BAKING AND HAS COOLED........IF YOUR TOPPING IS KINDA RUNNY/GOOEY/NOT CRISPY ENUF FOR YOUR LIKING( you can only tell by flipping it out of the pan first) COVER A PAN IN FOIL AND PLACE CAKE ON PAN (topping up) and place cake in oven on BROIL for a few minutes (depending on how crispy you want it) the pineapple will get a little brown also, but it really helped the topping and still tasted delicious! free webcamxadultbook

6:00 AM  
Blogger heobeo said... EscortRocks Off Naughty Boy

12:06 AM  
Anonymous seex facebook said...

It is wonderful to see that somebody takes time to have his own website. Weblogs really are a brand new approach to produce new Suggestions along with new products, to counterpoint human life. My partner and i supply our little factor as well, while Aristotle said 1 Person alone might not uncover every little thing to know in regards to the Galaxy, one look for a small and the other one another small and so forth, right up until humans will quickly realize every little thing.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous facebook of sex said...

It's nice to determine that somebody takes time to possess their own blog. Blogs are a different way to build up new Ideas and new items, to enhance human existence. I give my little contribution too, as Aristotle stated one Guy alone may not discover everything there's to understand about the World, only one look for a little and the other each other little and so forth, until people will uncover everything.

Interesting time.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous home page site said...

i like this grate blog for the second comment realy nice to find it in internet...

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[b][url=]hermes handbags[/url][/b] nowadays, Louis vuitton carriers the highest possible profits for your enterprise. on the net is among the best world-wide-web for the Louis Vuitton baggage for way less than and as well as contributer of. hermes handbags expectations. when, we might recommend highly collaborating in the specific coquette. permit him to in the activity. just as soon as the fortunately guy gets anyone, Do your better to steer clear of declaring that person being or perhaps a because of your moniker to make the length of his bicep furthermore scar tissue always.

[b][url=]hermes bags[/url][/b] if you would like lasting wrist watches look at Marc Jacobs watches. this products delivers all sorts of items. He started as a regular boy through the at this instant defunct Charivari with regard to new york at age 15. that screed vs,to stop welfare on the receiving end of you choose to took place to were definitely one as well as publicly stated to frauding is hole in particular great dingenous at. ones own buffoonish routine typfies ordinary "reich" wing lunacy exactly who advocate on the middle-class for the main benefit of the very very few. to marginal salary, the environmental requirements, research with being hyper non secular, there were it's certainly caused by passe milliseconds.

[b][url=]hermes birkin bags sale[/url][/b] not anything can be bought possibly very near to respectable. when cost is a problem, extra tall-cure processing handbags provide you with evident-nick beauty getting bona fide high caliber. while looking for the best using a established resources, bit of poor quality clutches include the only taste in the event the "next most convenient thing" will probably be the fundamentally possibility.

[url=]Hermes Womens Belt[/url]

[url=]Hermies Belts[/url]

[url=]Buy Hermes Belt Online[/url]

[url=]Shop Hermes Belts[/url]

[url=]Buy Hermes Belts[/url]

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do not insert secret or additional advertising in our material.
There are many people out there that are getting bored and most of the times when we get bored and we have nothing to do, we would mostly go on the internet and watch some funny
pictures. Many people prefer the link baiting to increasing
the profit in the online marketing field.

Check out my homepage -

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you complete your two years and realize you want to continue learning even more, this program is
flexible and gives you the option to continue into a third year, where you.
Many of these focus on treating various types of cancer, as well as genetic disorders.
In reality, once a patent is issued, the inventor or patent owner (i.

Feel free to surf to my web site; Biotechnology and Bioengineering

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello to every body, itís my first pay a visit of this website; this
webpage carries awesome and in fact good data designed for readers.

Feel free to surf to my web blog -

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your payments will not only get to you faster but
it will provide you with a history of your earnings for your records.
Blowing off some steam with a quick round of solo travel fitness in the morning can
make your whole day brighter. Having some company can
also make the fitness session more fun.

Here is my web page additional reading

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A spacious up of shoes, maybe not doubtlessly marvy, not high-priced, nor is the codification moniker, nevertheless it in actuality could carry off that you undoubtedly walkabout worldwide, Christian Louboutin Sale
just you can observation the glee shoes usually do not change, peradventure covetable,still injured indeed.Asics Shoes Australia
Such a plight you may from encountered, walked trustworthy in fore of my showcases in countless types of shoes in actuality magnificent, certainly not to conclusion. The responsibility is in line shouldn't be beautiful, like costly, adequate labour help of fashion, perceive good-looking men and woman that consider old-fashioned ... thicken to be unequivocally cheer with simply difficult. Pick in community to pick out, in the long run selected a twosome, wear associated with days to find foot fray, or not a unintentionally in appropriate to their clothes,Christian Louboutin Outlet
a trail to be the source this surrounding time? Bid up'd somewhat painful to wear?

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bubble Buster: In order to clear up the area, you have to form a group of
3 bubbles (or more if you can), and knock them down. Show off your amazing daredevil
stunts without putting yourself in danger. The Honeycomb Ping
Pong is actually an improved version of the classic game played with two rackets and a
ball bouncing in between.

Feel free to visit my web-site angry birds online spielen

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ηеy there outstanding blog! Doеs running а
blog ѕimilaг tо this take a lοt of work?

I've absolutely no understanding of programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future. Anyhow, if you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject however I just wanted to ask. Thanks!

Here is my web site -

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Τhis dеsign is ѕtеller! You obvіouslу
know how to keep a reader еntеrtained.

Between your wit and уouг viԁeos, I was аlmoѕt mοved tо start
my own blog (wеll, almost...ΗaΗa!
) Wonderful јob. I reаlly еnjoyeԁ
whаt you hаԁ tо say, anԁ more than that,
how уou presеnted іt. Too coοl!

Feel frеe tο ѕurf to my wеb blog -

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A motivating discussion is worth comment. There's no doubt that that you need to write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but typically people do not talk about such topics. To the next! Cheers!!

Feel free to visit my site: angry Birds online spielen

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your style is so unique in comparison to other
people I've read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you've got the
opportunity, Guess I'll just bookmark this site.

Here is my blog - angry birds all golden eggs

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my first time pay a quіck visіt at
here and i am really plеassаnt to read eѵerthing at
one plаce.

Here is my wеbѕite :: http://www.liemusic.Com/

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to my father who informed me concerning this blog, this webpage is in fact amazing.

Also visit my site; Www.Dailymotion.Com

9:28 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home