This I baked on Wednesday for my Hubby's Birthday which was on Thursday!
It looked too good and yummy with all the dripping caramel, it was very hard not to look at it, because I had to wait for the next day for him to cut it!!
I decided to go with the store bought powder and not make it from scratch just to be on the safe side. The cake was just to delectable and yummy.
This cake can be make with or without the caramelized topping. Either way it tastes delicious for sure. The caramelized sugar just makes it more heavenly!
I used dark sweetened cherries in a can along with Pineapple slices in a can. I used light brown sugar instead of dark brown sugar. If dark brown sugar is used, it would come out even more darker on the top!
I tried to melt the butter in the oven in the cake pan, but since butter has a low melting point, it started to smoke...so be very careful. Instead of doing what I did, you can melt it in the microwave or on the stove top!
I followed the same directions given on the back of the cake box. I used a 10 in round cake pan.
Another small mishap that happened that happened during baking the cake....I used a springform pan, the one for which the bottom is removable....so the butter started to leak out and started to burn on the bottom of the oven. So I placed a baking sheet with edges beneath, on the other shelf, filled with water. So this atleast stopped the burning of the butter and sugar.
I had to keep a close eye and keep refilling the pan tho!
This increased the baking time, but atleast the kitchen didn't burn down!!:)
It said 35 min on the box, but it took 1 1/2 hour for me.
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 20 oz can pineapple slices, drained ( there were about 10 slices..used 8)
1 15 oz can cherries, drained (used only half...so if u find a 7 oz can...use that instead)
Ingredients for baking cake as per behind the cake box:
1 1/3 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 box of Duncan Hines Pineapple Supreme Cake mix
10 in round pan used
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter and lightly flour the cake pan.
Melt butter and and pour on the bottom of the cake pan. Spread the brown sugar evenly on the bottom of the pan.
Arrange the pineapple slice along the bottom of the pan. Arrange the cherries in between.
Mix all the ingredients of the batter.
Pour on top of the arranged fruit.
Bake in oven untill cooked or the cake tester comes out clean, For about 1 1/2 hour or less depending on your oven and the size of the cake pan used.
Serve warm or cold or even the next day!....Enjoy!!!