Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I know that this has been much more "food" blog than "running" blog lately - but it is just because I've been having really great food lately and I feel obligated to share with friends!

Even the healthiest eaters have to celebrate or indulge from time to time! I made this Pineapple Upside Down Cake this morning for Mr. Lace & Race's birthday! Try it - you'll like it. (But then go running, because this is the definition of a calorie bomb!)

1 box yellow cake (no pudding)
1 small box powdered vanilla pudding
1 large sliced pineapple (8 slices or more)
15-20 maraschino cherries cut in half
1/4 C chopped pecans
1 C pineapple juice (from sliced pineapple can)
1/2 Greek yogurt container
2/3 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter
1 T vegetable oil
4 eggs 
*1 - 2 T Bourbon (optional)

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
2. Melt butter in bottom of cake pan (I use two 8 inch round pans instead)
3. Sprinkle brown sugar (and bourbon if including it) on melted butter
4. Cover bottom of pan with pineapple slices, cherries and pecans. Make it look pretty!
5. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, pineapple juice, eggs, yogurt and oil - mix until smooth
6. Pour batter over fruit and nuts
7. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes, until toothpick is clean



  1. Where is the shot of u eating it?

  2. Is that a large or small Greek yogurt container?

    1. Just a normal small Greek yogurt, like a single serving size.

  3. Oh, how funny -- I'm making a cake tonight for my s/o (this one -- It's a welcome home cake). I think cakes are one of the nicest things to give someone. Yours is beautiful!