Salted Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dearest and I had such a lovely, intimate Valentines dinner – I made Cornish Game Hens, Wild Rice with Raisens, Green Beans, Biscuits and for dessert, Salted Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

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I saw the recipe in the latest Country Living Magazine and thought it sounded amazing. The only thing different  that I did was create mine in ramekins – I love making desserts in individual portions – they seem so much more romantic that way.

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Isn’t it funny how certain things seem to take off and creativity abounds in variations – take for instance Nutella – there are hundreds of recipes now featuring that delicious treat.

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Now, I am seeing salted-caramel everywhere – I do love salty-sweet desserts – this one was just as amazing as you could imagine.

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Salted Caramel Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
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  1. cooking spray
  2. 1 cup dark brown sugar
  3. 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  4. 3 tablespoons dark rum
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  6. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1 cup granulated sugar
  10. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  11. 2 large eggs
  12. 1/2 cup whole milk
  13. 1 medium pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rings
  14. 1 ring cut into chunks
  15. Coat a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray and set aside (or use large ramekins for individual servings. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat brown sugar and 1 stick of butter. Whisking occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook until the caramel thickens and turns to a deep brown, approximately 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in rum and 1 teaspoon salt. Pour caramel into prepared cake pan/s and swirl around to coat bottom of pan. Set aside and let cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  16. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  17. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and remaining salt.
  18. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; beat in eggs, one at a time. Reduce mixer speed to low and incorporate 1/2 of the dry mixture and 1/4 cup milk. Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients and the milk. Arrange pineapple rings in cake pan/s atop caramel. fill in spaces between rings with pineapple chunks. Carefully pour batter over pineapple then smoth cake using rubber spatula. Bake the cake/s until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Approximately 30 to 50 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Run a sharp knife round the sides of the cake pan/s to loosen the cake then invert onto large serving platter.
Adapted from Country Living Magazine-March, 2013
Adapted from Country Living Magazine-March, 2013
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*Country Living Magazine also provides a lighter version of this recipe in the March 2013 issue.

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  1. Lavender Cottage says:

    The little cakes look delicious, and I love the copper heart tin you’ve displayed them on.

  2. Peggy Recker says:

    This sounds very good!

  3. Individual desserts are more special! I agree!
    The dessert looks lovely. Glad you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  4. This is so wonderful – thanks for another great recipe! I will be printing it out!

  5. Oh…My mouth is watering! I recently found salted caramels at Costco. They were soooo good! I’m afraid I went a little crazy.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe, my sweet friend!
    Carolynn xoxo


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