You’ve likely seen Pineapple Upside-down Cake recipes floating around on the internet, but unless you’re experienced in the art of baking, chances are you’ve never dared to try it out for yourself.
People who have been lucky enough to try pineapple upside down cake will often have sweet memories of when they first tasted it. For many, their first tasting would have been during a past stay at a luxurious all-inclusive Caribbean resort, where such delicacies are always available in abundance.
For the purposes of this article, Kirk Sanguinette, Executive Pastry Chef at all-inclusive family resort Beaches Negril shared some secrets on whipping up the tastiest Pineapple Upside-down Cake, and all you’ll need to do is round up all the ingredients to begin!
Though the result is intricate, artsy and super delicious, even amateur bakers can learn to master this Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe in no time!
Nonstick cooking spray
5 teaspoons unsalted butter
½ cup brown sugar
8 rings canned sliced pineapple
8 maraschino cherries
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
6 ounces unsalted Butter
½ cup pineapple juice
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pineapple Upside-down Cake is a staple at Beaches all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. The cake has interesting beginnings, which have a lot to do with exploration, and a love of pineapple!
Pineapple Upside-down cake goes back to the method of cake making used centuries ago – cakes were cooked in cast iron skillets over an open fire. This method made it easy to add sugar and fruit to the base of the skillet, after which bakers could effortlessly pour batter over the mixture. Once the cake was ready, it would be flipped onto a serving platter, revealing the sweet, caramelized fruit underneath.
Over the years a spider was used, which was essentially a cast iron skillet with legs. The home oven got more common after that, and that was the point where people started taking advantage of the neat flat-bottomed cast-iron skillet to make these cakes. The Pineapple Upside-down cake is one of many different styles of cakes made using this method, and all of them are tasty, adventurous, and visually appealing!
Nowadays the lure of making your own Pineapple Upside-down Cake is that the method of preparation is much simpler than it was back in the olden days. Even with that said, making your own requires focus and commitment and setting aside some time to ensure you get everything right. If you’re not quite ready to put on your bakers’ hat, you can enjoy Pineapple Upside-down Cake and a world of other desserts during a Caribbean vacation at Beaches, a family-friendly resort chain with two properties in Jamaica (Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios) and one in the Turks & Caicos (Beaches Turks & Caicos). Aside from enjoying delicious Pineapple Upside-down Cake, you’ll be able to enjoy cuisine from around the world, made with locally grown ingredients, and there’s no better way to make the most of a tropical Caribbean vacation than that!