Friday, February 1, 2013

where there's smoke

there's fire...

i decided on a pineapple upside down cake for my birthday ... and then i thought that i should make an extra little one because Mrs. Moth likes pineapple upside down cake, too ... and i hadn't made a cake for her birthday on the 19th... 
yeah ... she was my early birthday present back in the days when rocks were soft and mist was in the air...
i know what Chef Ramsay would be shouting ... dirty bowl!!! dirty bowl!!!
and then he'd be wondering, you donkey!!!what the eff happened to the cherry in the center?!? i know that Auntia was ... to which i said, if i was gonna steal a cherry, it wouldn't be the one in the middle - it would be the rest of the jar in the fridge!!!

anywho ... the thing i love best about pineapple upside down cake besides extra cherries is all that caramelized brown sugar and butter surrounding the  pineapple ... and more is better than less, right?!?


i ignored  the recipe and doubled the butter and sugar ... which immediately became hot and bubbly in the oven ... rising up the edges of the cast iron skillets and...
do you know where i'm going with this?
splatter ... splash ... splatter ... smoke and flames ... and more smoke
cough ... gasp ... cough cough
guess i'm gonna hafta clean that puppy, eh?!?
not to mention that the cakes were swimming in hot liquid caramel as they came out of the skillets and onto the plates ... slip sliding away ... definitely NOT the presentation i was hoping for...

oh so yummy, though!!!


  1. Well, I guess you can work off the calories you gain from all that yumminess by scrubbing! I hope you saved me a piece?

  2. oh Molly - you KNOW that you and Jennifer get the first two pieces!!! oh ... wait ... i already ATE the first two pieces ... well, the last two pieces, for sure!

  3. Oh my, that looks so good.....and gooey and caramelly....and it has fruit, so it's healthy, yes? And once it's been cut the calories fly away like magic.....

  4. Happy BIrthday! Sorry you have to clean your oven for your birthday :( The cake looks utterly yummy though and it reminds me how long it's been since I've had pineapple upside down cake (in the 80s maybe?). Maybe I need to sugar/butter/caramely it up soon.

  5. Gosh it's been forever since I had a pineapple upside down cake and I'm not even sure whether I've ever made one myself! Maybe that's something I'll have to try soon--just so I can celebrate YOUR birthday too, of course!

  6. Happy birthday from me too. 61? You're a child!

  7. Happy Birthday!!! Guess my fabric goodies arrived just in time right?? I think when I come to visit that you need to make that cake for me! k?