Cast Iron Skillet Central: "EASY Old Fashioned Pineapple UPSIDE-DOWN Cake in Skillet Recipe YUM!"

This is a great old fashioned pineapple upside down cake recipe that has probably been used for generations! This recipe is made in an old fashioned cast iron skillet. An added benefit is that cooking in cast iron skillets can actually add significant amounts of iron to your food and into your body! This was proven by researchers in and published in the July 1986 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association Journal. Acidic foods that have a higher moisture content absorb the most iron, making pineapples a great food to use. So have fun, enjoy the cake & maybe get a little healthier!!

Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices, well drained

Maraschino Cherries drained & halved

Walnut halves

CAKE Ingredients:

1 pkg yellow cake mix

1 pkg (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding & pie filling mix

4 eggs

1 cup water

1/2 cup oil


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. For topping, melt butter over low heat in 12" cast iron skillet. Arrange pineapple slices, cherries and walnut halves in skillet
  3. 3. For cake combine cake mix, pudding mix,eggs,water & oil in large mixing bowl. Mix at med speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter evenly over fruit in skillet. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve to guests & ENJOY!
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