Pineapple upside down cake has always been one of my favorites. It was one of the first cakes I made from scratch many many years ago. lol I have no idea where the recipe came from but this is the only one I use now.
Basic Yellow Cake
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sift together into a small bowl.
Cream 1/2 cup butter with 1 1/4 cup sugar
Mix in 2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all together well.
Add in sifted ingredients and mix well.
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can pineapple cubes/crushed/rings...I used cubes
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Put one stick of unsalted butter in 10 or 12 inch cast iron skillet.
Put skillet in the oven for 2 or 3 minutes to fully melt the butter.
Remove skillet from oven and pour in brown sugar, mixing with the butter to make a 'carmel type' of sauce that coats the bottom of the skillet evenly.
Place pineapple in the pan.
Carefully pour in cake batter.
Bake for 30 minutes. Cake will be golden. Let cool about 5 minutes and then flip onto serving plate.