Monday, April 21, 2008

Carrot Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 45 minutes
Cool: 35 minutes
Stand: 35 minutes

Ingredients
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. water
6 to 8 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh pineapple, cored and halved
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
3 carrots, finely shredded (1-1/2 cups)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2. In small saucepan combine brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. butter, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to boiling and is smooth. Pour in prepared pan; tilt to evenly coat bottom. Arrange pineapple slices over top.

3. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.

4. In large mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup butter on medium-high 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, beat until combined; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and 3/4 cup milk; beat on low after each just until combined. Stir in carrots. Spread batter over pineapple.

5. Bake 45 minutes or until golden and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes. Invert on platter. Cool 30 minutes. Makes 9 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving:
Calories 374
Total Fat (g) 15
Saturated Fat (g) 9
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 4
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 82
Sodium (mg) 341
Carbohydrate (g) 56
Total Sugar (g) 34
Fiber (g) 2
Protein (g) 5
Vitamin C (DV%) 12
Calcium (DV%) 8
Iron (DV%) 9

1 comment:

Susan said...

so did you make this one, or the one on the box?
Funny,I've never tried Carrot Pineapple upside down cake, but I do put crushed pineapple in my carrot cake LOL!
I bet its good!!!