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Amish Friendship Bread Upside Down Pineapple Cake | friendshipbreadkitchen.com
Pineapple Upside-Down Amish Friendship Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

A warm and buttery upside-down favorite, packed with style and flavor. Make our Pineapple Upside Down Amish Friendship Bread Cake in a cast iron skillet or as mini cakes in a muffin tin.

Servings: 1 10" skillet cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).

  2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk starter, eggs, milk, and almond extract.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream white sugar and 8 tablespoons of the butter.

  5. Combine flour and creamed butter mixtures to starter mixture in thirds, incorporating until smooth (be careful not to overmix).

  6. Heat 10” cast-iron skillet on medium heat.

  7. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons of butter in pan.

  8. Add brown sugar and whisk until sugar melts, about 4-5 minutes.

  9. Remove from heat. Arrange pineapple rings flat in skillet.

  10. Place a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring.

  11. Pour batter over pineapples in skillet. Smooth with a spatula.

  12. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes clean.

  13. Cool 15 minutes, then run knife along the sides. Invert onto a cooling rack or plate. 

  14. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

To make individual cakes, follow the same instructions to prepare the batter, but chop up the pineapple and cherries. Line the bottom of a sprayed muffin tin with the brown butter sauce, then add the fruit. Fill each muffin tin with batter, about ⅔ full.

Looking to make this a grown-up dessert? Soak the cherries in ½ cup of dark rum, and add 4 tablespoons to the batter.