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Double-Ginger Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Double-Ginger Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Hands On 25 mins
  • Total Time 1 hr

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Crystallized ginger and powdered dry ginger add welcome zing to an American classic. Fanning the pineapple like flower petals is striking, but also functional--no bare spots between rings.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Place 1/4 cup butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round cake pan. Place pan in oven for 5 minutes or until butter melts. Remove pan from oven. Stir in brown sugar. Sprinkle with crystallized ginger. Slice pineapple into thin (1/4-inch) rings. Cut each ring into quarters. (You should have about 2 cups.) Starting in center of pan, arrange pineapple pieces in radiating, overlapping circles to make a shingled pattern over the brown sugar mixture. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ground ginger and salt. Add milk, 1/4 cup softened butter, egg and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. (Batter might still be lumpy.) Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen sides of cake; invert onto plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

(Double-Ginger Pineapple Upside-Down Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 8, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Folate (µg) 52, sugar (g) 31, Potassium (mg) 212, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 310, carb. (g) 54, Niacin (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 342, vit. A (IU) 450, iron (mg) 2, pro. (g) 4, calcium (mg) 123, chol. (mg) 55, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 13, vit. C (mg) 19

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