The Place for the Healthy Foodie and Hurried Chef
So I am on a mission to try a new recipe each week. I found this recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (PUDC) a few weeks ago via Pinterest, and decided to go for it.
Note: I hate foods that are fake or synthetic. I just don’t believe that our bodies are made to process or benefit from junk foods or fake sugars. Fake sugars especially freak me out, I just can’t handle them. I drink a soda like three times per year, and when I do it is Mexican Coca Cola with cane sugar. When I bake, I make sweets with real, natural ingredients and enjoy it immensely.
I just had it for breakfast with a black coffee, and yowza it is so good. The moisture level was just right, despite the fact that I inverted the cake last night, it didn’t get to mushy or wet to enjoy.
It is a two step recipe, and I deviated only once from the recipe by using a different pan than it called for. I knew that my Caphalon 10 inch pan would overflow and cause me a big fat mess in my oven, so I used my 9 x 13 Glass Pyrex. I used this website to help me decide what kind of pan to use.
Anyways, you will find the original recipe here. I calculated the points on my Weight Watchers recipe builder, and 16 slices are 5pp each. I thought that it would be more points, so I was pleased. I think next time I will take out about 25% of the butter and sugar to reduce the points. Also, I used whole milk to make my buttermilk this time around. Next time I will use 1% milk to get those points lower.
Prep time: 45 minutes Baking time: 50 minutes (due to high altitude in Mexico City)
1 3⁄4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1⁄4 tsp. fine salt
1 1⁄3 cups unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
3 tsp. vanilla
1 1⁄3 cups low-fat buttermilk
10 tbsp. dark brown sugar
2 tbsp. brandy
7 slices canned pineapple
1 1⁄2 cups stemmed maraschino cherries
Just some logistical notes:
I baked this for my husband and I to enjoy, but it is easy enough to throw together the day of and take fresh to an event. You just have to plan ahead to make sure you have sufficient time.