Okay so maybe not actually upside down, but I definitely turned the classic pineapple upside down cake on it’s proverbial head. I was researching 1920′s desserts and came across several recipes for pineapple upside down cake; but being someone who always likes to liven things up and try something new I, of course, had to give a twist to the idea!
This my dear readers is a two layered round pineapple upside down cake.
Gasp I know…the audacity!
I can hear all of those 1920 housewives whispering about me right now…
“She couldn’t just be happy with our plain one layered square cake she HAD to go and change it all up. It’s just like her you know…she bobbed her hair too. And wears short dresses. with fringe.”
…er uh okay forgot I wasn’t ACTUALLY in 1920.
Many people don’t know that the Pineapple Upside Down Cake first hit the scene in the 20′s with the invention of…you guessed it canned pineapple! All those housewives in the Midwest who’d probably never even seen a pineapple let alone eaten one, were all of a sudden expected to come up with something to make with it.
So what else are you going to do if you’re a 1920′s Midwest housewife… bake a cake of course! The Pineapple Upside Down Cake was a huge hit and it’s been with us in some variation ever since. So here’s my take on it. Hope you like it!
For more great treats be sure to visit our Desserts Page!
We are gearing up for Easter Sunday at our homes and am sure many of your are doing the same! We’ll be sharing some special thoughts this weekend on the significance of Good Friday and Easter…so see you back here soon at the picket fence!