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Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

Any suggestions on where to get a great one. It was requested for a birthday cake. Thank you!

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  1. It's not that hard to make, but if you don't feel like it, Matyson has it on the menu. I had it recently and it was terrific. Maybe you could arrange to have them sell you a whole one. I'm sure that some local bakery would make one for you, even it if isn't a regular offering, but I don't know of a particular one.

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    1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

      I haven't seen one since I was a child. It was my father's favorite cake and I was surprised when I asked my husband what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he said pineapple upside down cake. I'm going to give it a shot. My husband will be thrilled even if it isn't amazing.

    2. Something makes me think they have it at the Amish bakery in the corner of the RTM. I'll have to check!

      1. So now this is bugging me, a quick search showed that the Dining Car on Frankford Ave in NE Phila sells it in its bakery - but more intriguing the Irish pub has a drink by that name that is Stoli Vanilla, Malibu Rum, pineapple juice and grenadine!

        1. If you'd like to be a little adventurous, Cheese Cake factory makes a fantastic pineapple upside down cheese cake! I know it may not seem like the best option for a foodie, but it's great.

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          1. re: twlaz

            Today's his birthday and the cake is in the oven now. He wanted maraschino cherries inside the pineapple rings. How retro! I really hope this turns out!

            1. re: DaisyM

              It turned out great and was much better then the sickly sweet cake I remember from the
              60's. And the birthday boy was very happy with his cake.

              1. re: DaisyM

                So happy to have made this a memorable event! (Even though the powers-that-be at Chowhound seem to have deleted my maraschino cherries suggestion.)

                1. re: Seeker19104

                  Pineapple Upside Down cake was my father's favorite cake. He died when I was a teenager and never met my husband. So, when my husband told me this year he'd like one for his birthday, it really touched me. Another way that my husband reminds me of my wonderful Dad.

          2. Try it some time with apples...use the same recipe but replace apples for the pineapple. Just peel and slice them maybe 1/4 this and make a nice pattern in the bottom of the pan before adding the batter. Just about as easy and really tasty!

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            1. re: shellbellc

              That sounds really good. I'll try it. I was surprised that the cake actually was even better the second day.

                1. re: mscoffee1

                  Even better idea. Absolutely going to do that when they come into season.