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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

For the most part, we tend to look down on canned fruits and vegetables as being inferior to fresh ones, and in many cases we’re right. Canned produce, however, does have its moments. When making tomato sauce, for one thing, canned tomatoes are actually superior to ones just off the vine. Canned pineapple, as well, may be better for cooking than the fresh kind. It’s less acidic, so canned pineapple is a much better option for a Jell-O dessert, for example.

In upside-down cake, recipe developer Ting Dalton feels canned pineapple is “more aesthetically pleasing” due to the fact that “the perfectly cut rings of [canned] pineapple [are] what give this cake its nostalgic retro feel of the seventies.” She also says that this cake “never fails to please,” but notes that it’s also “super easy to make.” Canned pineapple rings and all, Dalton’s upside-down cake is a pretty traditional one. It does, however, involve a scratch-made cake rather than the boxed mix called for in many recipes. That being said, it’s still an easy recipe and, in just an hour’s time, you’ll have a delicious, retro-looking, homemade pineapple upside-down cake!