Pineapple Upside Down Layered Cake

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This Pineapple Upside Down Layered Cake is a recipe variation on a classic, with layers of cake topped with pineapple and maraschino cherries and cinnamon whipped cream. This pineapple upsidedown cake recipe takes it out of the park with this triple layered, buttery, brown sugared, melt-in-your-mouth cake. This pineapple upside down cake from scratch has triple the glaze and triple the fruit. This is the kind of cake you want to make for your family and friends. The super moist and full of flavor cake has three layers of caramelized pineapple and maraschino cherries with buttery brown sugar glaze. The brown sugar is what gives this pineapple upsidedown cake recipe it's caramelized pineapple topping. One way that brown sugar can be made is by adding sugarcane molasses to the completely refined white sugar crystals, to reduce manufacturing costs. The brown sugar that is prepared in this manner is often much coarse than its unrefined equivalent, and its molasses may be easily separated from the crystals of sugar by simply washing it to reveal the underlying white sugar crystals.

By comparison washing unrefined brown sugar, will reveal underlying crystals which are off-white because of the addition of molasses. The molasses that are typically used for food is obtained from sugar cane, because the flavor is more preferred than that of beet sugar molasses, although in some locations, especially in the Netherlands and Belgium, sugar beet molasses is used. Natural brown sugar, whole cane sugar or raw sugar are sugars that retain a small to a large amount of their molasses from the mother liquor (this is the partially evaporated sugar cane juice). The maraschino cherry is another main ingredient in the ever popular pineapple upside down cake recipe from scratch. A maraschino cherry in the United States is a preserved, sweetened cherry, that is typically made from light-coloured sweet cherries like the Rainer cherry, the Royal Ann cherry, or the Gold cherry varieties. To make maraschino cherries, they are first preserved in a brine solution that usually contains sulfur dioxide and calcium chloride to first bleach the cherry, then the cherries are soaked in a suspension of food coloring of red food dyes, with sugar syrup, and other components.

Nutrition Facts for: Pineapple Upside Down Layered Cake from OMG Chocolate Desserts

Ingredients: Unsalted butter, light brown sugar, canned sliced pineapple and juice, maraschino chierries, all-purpose flour, salt, granulated sugar, plain Greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon powdered sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 420, Calories from Fat 178, Total Fat 19.8g 30%, Saturated Fat 12.1g 61%, Cholesterol 86mg 29%, Sodium 197mg 8%, Potassium 296mg 8%, Carbohydrates 58.2g 19%, Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%, Sugars 38.3g, Protein 4.6g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 88%, Calcium 9%, Iron 9%

Maraschino cherries are an ingredient used in many cocktail recipes, thus the nickname cocktail cherries. Maraschino cherries are often used as a garnish to decorate frozen yogurt, baked ham recipes, cake recipes, healthy cake recipes, pastry recipes, parfait recipes, milkshake recipes, ice cream sundaes, and ice cream soda recipes. Maraschino cherries are also a popular addition to the pineapple upside down cake recipe from scratch. Thank you to Vera at the "Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts" recipe site for sharing this pineapple upside down cake recipe from scratch. This is just one of the desserts you will find on the site. Vera is a stay at home mother and wife. Some of the recipes you will find on the site include cookie ideas, cupcake, bread recipes, cake recipes, savoury recipes, salad recipes and so much more. *

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