1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
6-9 pineapple slices in can (14 ounce), drain
9 pieces of cherries without stem (optional)
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
- Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice.
- In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
- Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Serve warm.