Sunday, January 31, 2010

Heavenly Cake Baker- Pineapple Upside Down

What a fun day to be making a cake with tropical fruit!! The 12 inches did stop me from going to the store to get the ingredients for the glaze, so we ate it without.

When explaining to my friend that I was afraid of cutting a pineapple's core, she explained that she had the perfect tool for me to borrow! Look at this, a tool that cores and slices pineapple.

Look at this beauty. Now what could I do with that?

I used my mini bundt pan.
The cakes came out looking beautiful.

My husband and I had a late night snack of chicken salad because I didn't want to waste the beauty that is the pineapple.

JT watching my little beauties until they cooled. Although, I did like them warm best..mmmm.

My children did not care for the pineapple cake. I prefer my cornbread pineapple cake-southern style. I did have a huge epiphany with this cake. I have been on a cake quest for some time now. Trying to find "the cake". I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to eating, I do not care for cake. I am a pie, pudding, and custard kind of gal.

11 comments:

Vicki said...

I want one of those pineapple core cutter things!
Your little cakes look adorable. I never would have thought to use a mini bundt pan. You make me miss having snow to shovel!

faithy, the baker said...

i love your core gadget!!! Sooo cool!! And such a good idea to bake them in mini-budnt pans! :)

HanaĆ¢ said...

Your cakes in the mini bundt pan look great. I baked mine in round ramekins and I made 2 heart shaped ones. This was my first PA upside down cake. I'm intrigued by your fav cake, made with cornbread. That sounds good too. Would you mind sharing the recipe?

Virginia Taylors said...

Hanaa, The recipe is an Alton Brown and on the food network
See pineapple upside down cornmeal cake

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pineapple-upside-down-cornmeal-cake-recipe/index.html

It is fantastic!!!

ButterYum said...

Hi Toni - nice job with your mini upside down cakes. I've been looking at those pineapple cutters for a while... glad to hear you liked it.

:)
ButterYum

Jenn said...

That's a lot of snow! Your cakes look good. I love the chicken salad inside the pineapple.

breadbasketcase said...

Love your first photo! I relate to the happy juxtaposition of tropical fruits and snowstorms. Your cakes look so pretty.
Keep going--you're going to find some cakes that you love.

Virginia Taylors said...

Jenn- the snow is wonderful!!! More to come they say.
Breadbasketcase- Thanks for your words of encouragement!! I appreciate that.

Amber Walker said...

OK, where is the clementine cake :)

Amy said...

I'm more of a frosting girl myself. That chicken salad looks yummy. I'll have a midnight snack at your house anytime.

MaKDee said...

Hey you always have the cool tools!
I made mini pineapple cakes a decade ago, why do you have to live so far away!