Pineapple Upside Down Skillet Cake

Using the old iron skillet makes me feel like a country girl.

8 teaspoon unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 can pineapple rings
2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 egg
2/3 cup water or milk

Maraschino cherries for garnish

Heat oven to 400.
Heat butter in an 8″ iron skillet until melted.
Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Arrange pineapple rings on sugar-butter mixture in pan.
Mix dry ingredients together in a big mixing bowl.
Mix water and egg and then add to dry ingredients
Beat vigorously for about 20 seconds
Spoon batter over pineapple rings evenly.
Bake until knife tests clean 25-30 min.
Turn pan upside down on plate and allow to cool for a few minutes. Remove pan and garnish each ring with a cherry. 6-8 servings.


White Cake with Lemon Filling


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

4 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Spray two round cake pans with pan release.
  • Place the white cake flour, the sugar, the shortening, salt, and 2/3 cup of the milk in a mixing bowl
  • Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed.
  • Stir in the baking powder.
  • Add egg whites, ½ cup milk, the vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes.
  • Pour batter into the cake pans.
  • Bake in 375 degrees oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool on a wire rack.  When they are cool, split layers. (now you have four rounds) Spread the cooled Lemon Filling between the layers and frost with creamy white frosting and decorate with coconut.


1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 cup fresh lemon juice

Zest 3 lemons

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • In a glass bowl, use a whisk or beater to make  the sugar and eggs mixture smooth.
  • Whisk in the butter, lemon and zest
  • Cook in the microwave for one minute at a time, stir each time until the mixture has thickened.
  • Store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.
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