NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE DAY
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day on April 20th celebrates a sweet cake that contains pineapples and cherries. Americans have been enjoying this springtime cake since the early 1900s when many cakes were made in cast iron skillets.
To make a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, line the bottom of a cake pan with pineapple rings. Then place a cherry in the center of each ring followed by a butter and sugar mixture. Finally, the cake batter is poured over the pineapples and baked. When the cake is done, it is turned upside down onto a platter before serving, revealing a delightful and delicious masterpiece. Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.
The bright quality and simplicity of this cake announce spring with its flavor. And it can even be made in ramekins to serve individually. Pineapple upside-down cakes also make a terrific presentation for teas and brunches.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay
- Bake up a pineapple upside-down cake. Whether you use fresh or canned pineapple, it will bring a brightness to your table.
- Serve this tropical cake warm for the best impact and your whole family will be glad you #CelebrateEveryDay!
- We even have two recipes for you to try:
- Use #PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay and share your pictures of your cake on Social Media.
NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this sweet and delicious baking holiday.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake FAQ
Q. Can I make pineapple upside-down cake in a cast-iron skillet?
A. Yes. In fact, the original upside-down cakes were called skillet cakes.
Q. Are there variations of the upside-down cake?
A. Yes. Many cake ingredients, especially fruits, create beautiful and delicious upside-down cakes.