I recently started a self improvement project, a.k.a. weight loss plan… 😉 and found a great recipe for a pineapple upside down cake that uses less sugar and fat but still tastes fantastic! Practically a miracle if you ask me. I found the cake to be moist, and the pineapple carmelized perfectly I couldn’t have asked for a better turn out, really! Just try it for yourself, here is the recipe for a dieters dream pineapple upside down cake. Enjoy!
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar or brown sugar splenda mix
1 can pinapple slices
1/4 cup reserved juice from pineapple
1 c. prepared vanilla cake mix
In a cake pan on the stove melt 2 Tbsp of the butter and add 1/4 cup brown sugar, add the pineapple ring and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on each side to allow the pineapple to carmelize. Remove from heat.
Melt the 2 remaining Tbsp of butter and combine with the egg, reserved pineapple juice and 1 c. of cake mix (dry) Blend together thoroughly and pour over the pineapple. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly and turn cake over onto cake plate while still warm. And, VIOLA! a beautiful pineapple upside down cake!! Enjoy!
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