Friday, April 24, 2009

Upside Down Sunshine Cake

Check out this BRIGHT SUNSHINEY cake! The original recipe calls for yellow cake, but when I found the pineapple cake mix, I decided that would taste even better. I also decided to drizzle a vanilla glaze over the top instead of using Cool Whip. This is the perfect Spring dessert! To make it even more colorful, you can add maraschino cherries in the middle of each pineapple ring. Another variation on this cake is to use peaches and raspberry gelatin. I bet that would be quite colorful too!


Upside Down Sunshine Cake
link to recipe at KraftFoods

1 pkg. (2-layer size) pineapple cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) orange flavor gelatin
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple slices, in juice, drained
3/4 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Prepare cake batter as directed on package; set batter aside.
Spray 13x9-inch baking dish generously with cooking spray.
Sprinkle dry gelatin mix onto bottom of dish.

Top with pineapple rings.

Pour batter evenly over fruit in dish.

Bake 30 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in dish on wire rack 5 min.
Loosen cake from sides of dish.

Invert onto serving platter; gently remove dish.
Cool completely.
Serve topped with the whipped topping.


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22 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

This surely screams summer time sunshine! Mmmm, sounds good.

Maria said...

I love the bright orange cake! So fun!!

Sharon said...

OH wow, that looks delicious!!!

Rachel said...

My husband loves pineapple upside down cake...I know he'll LOVE this!

VeggieGirl said...

Perfect for springtime!!

Tangled Noodle said...

It's so bright and vibrant! Summer sun on a platter . . .

lilveggiepatch said...

YUM! I'm on a big canned-fruit kick right now so that looks perfect.

thresholdofgreatness said...

Looks amazing!

Julie said...

Wow! That's the brightest cake I've ever seen, love it!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

soooo beautiful and sooooo yummy~~~ It's just perfect to welcome the spring/summeR!

Zesty Cook said...

How fitting that you make a sunshine cake!! looks delicious

Heidi said...

What a great springy dessert! I would like to take this to a bbq.

Reeni♥ said...

It looks so moist and delicious!

Elyse said...

Mmm, this cake looks totally sunshine-y!! How delicious. I love pineapple so much, and I just love that you upped the pineapple flavor by using pineapple cake mix! Delicious!!

Heather said...

i've never heard of sunshine cake! this sounds amazing!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

A sunshine-paradise cake so appealing !!

Have a great weekend!
Cheers,
Gera

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That looks so good.

I can say I have never made that before, but its going in my list of recipes to try!

burpandslurp said...

haha! this sure puts a smile on my face! how lovely!

stephchows said...

I bet the pineapple cake mix made it take extra good!

Misty said...

HOw fun! LOVE IT!

Wandering Coyote said...

That is so pretty!

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