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Double Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cake



Back in the day I used to bake from home for extra money.  This was one of the most popular items.  Cake mix sizes have changed and if you're using the 15.75 ounce ones bake them in 8" pans.

If you want to use the 9" rounds, you can also use this cake mix upsizer to make up the difference between the old and new cake mix sizes.  If the layers are too thin, you'll never be able to flip and stack them without a mess.

Be sure to keep track of which pan has the pineapple rings and cherries in it and which doesn't so that you can easily turn them out onto the plate in the right order. 

If you are using a dark pan reduce the baking temperature by 25 degrees. You want to let the cakes cool in the pan for about 30 mins.  Do not let them cool completely or they will stick and you'll lose the beautiful top when you turn them out.

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Double Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Double Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 8 ounce can pineapple slices
  • 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 8 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice, drained
  • 1 package yellow or pineapple cake mix (15.75 ounces), plus ingredients to make cake

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter and coat the bottoms of 2 - 9 inch round pans. Drain and reserve the juice from both cans of pineapple.
  2. Sprinkle the bottom of each pan with 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Sprinkle coconut in one pan. Lay pineapple rings in a single layer on top of coconut. Place a cherry in the center of each ring and between the rings as desired. In the other pan, spread the drained crushed pineapple.
  3. Mix the cake as directed on package, but substitute reserved pineapple juice in place of water. Divide batter between the 2 pans. Place in oven, leaving room between the pans. I put the one with the rings on the right so I remember which one is which.
  4. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 30 minutes.
  5. Turn the layer with the crushed pineapple out onto the serving dish, then gently turn the other layer on top.

Notes

For 9" round pans, add 3 ounces cake mix upsizer in addition to the cake mix.


Source: Allrecipes, Submitted by Donna

pineapple, cherries, upside down
Cake, Desserts
American


 


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  1. Can you put pineapple in both cake layers?

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    1. There is pineapple in both layers, do you mean coconut?

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