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pineapple upside down cake

exotik1 Jan 5, 2009 11:38 PM

A friend of mine loves pineapple upside down cake...i have never tried it, where can i buy a good one in the GTA for his birthday?

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    julesrules Jan 6, 2009 06:42 AM

    I think President's Choice makes one.
    Also, I hate it when people say this... but this is an easy cake to make. You could even use cake mix and I think it would be more than acceptable for this type of cake (just be sure to use butter for the topping).

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    1. re: julesrules
      Full tummy Jan 6, 2009 08:47 AM

      I was going to suggest the PC version but didn't, since it's for a birthday. I don't know if they have a full-size cake, but I do know they sell it in single servings packed in a box of 4. They are like mini-Bundt cakes and come in a microwaveable or bake-able package. Personally, I really like them, particularly when they are baked in the oven just prior to serving, as per the instructions on the box. This caramelizes the sugar syrup and yields delicious little crispy bits along the edge. Don't know if this is too "downmarket" for your friend's birthday, but he did ask for pineapple upside down cake. Definitely serve them with a scoop of good-quality vanilla ice cream.

      1. re: Full tummy
        exotik1 Jan 17, 2009 10:23 PM

        I think I'm gonna get the PC version from no Frills, how long should I microwave it for please? I'll be microwaving it at work (on lunch break), with a microwave that works faster than my home microwave. Do I have to cover the cakes when microwaving?

        Thanks so much for the tip, :) my friend is gonna love this b-day dessert that was prepared fresh! Oh, should I serve with whip cream or will that be too sweet?

        1. re: exotik1
          embee Jan 18, 2009 04:01 AM

          Serve it with unsweetened whipped cream.

          1. re: embee
            Full tummy Jan 18, 2009 06:12 AM

            Agree with embee. The cake is so sweet, you really need something to balance it.

            Just follow the microwave instructions on the box; it's pretty clearly explained.

            Good luck!

      2. re: julesrules
        Teep Jan 6, 2009 10:37 AM

        This cake can even be made on the stove top, no fiddling with oven temperature and time. If anyone needs the recipe I'll post it in Home Cooking.

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          JennaBean Jan 7, 2009 08:36 AM

          OMG - My great grandma used to make this one the stove top all the time when I was a little one. I can remember the smell that filled the house - sooooo good!

          I can't wait to try your recipe!

        2. re: julesrules
          Arcadiaseeker Jan 7, 2009 08:31 AM

          The PC ones are super yummy though, size and microwave etc aside.

        3. TorontoJo Jan 6, 2009 09:28 AM

          You might want to give Flaky Tart a call. I've never seen one on offer, but it's the type of place that just might make one for you if you ask nicely.

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          1. re: TorontoJo
            exotik1 Jan 7, 2009 12:16 PM

            These are all great suggestions :) I should mention that this pinapple upside down cake is for a great coworker and so i cant make it fresh at work. Ive also never tried this type of cake before,( personally i dont like pineapples), so i have no idea what its suposed to taste like. I want this to be the best cake theve ever tried and have no qualms about spending alot of $ on it. :)

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