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I wasn’t going to make a post for this because almost everything is readymade or atleast semi-readymade. But you asked for it and so, here it is…

What you need:

Sujata eggless cake mix(white) {Or any other cake mix of your choice and follow basic cake mix instructions}

The directions on the box suggests that you add 1&1/8 cups water and 2 Tbsp vegetable oil to the mix. I replaced the water with organic milk(1&1/2 cups) and I used canola oil. 

Butter - 2 Oz(melted)

Brown sugar - 2 Tbsp

Pineapple slices(drained) - 4 to 5 (I used canned pineapple in natural pineapple juice(not the heavy syrup) because I didn’t want it too sweet.)

Maraschino cherries - 4-5  (completely optional, I personally did not like the taste of the preserved cherries)

Heat your oven to 350 F

That’s about it! Surprised? well, I was too and then I went on a rampage looking for upside down cakes and found some beautiful recipes, the links which you will find below the recipe…

Now take the baking dish and pour the melted butter in it. Spread it around so that it coats the sides. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly on the bottom of the baking dish. You might not need 2 Tbsps so just trust your instinct with this one. I personally find brown sugar too sweet so I try and use it judiciously.

Place the pineapple slices on the melted butter and sugar mixture - in any shape you like. Decorate with the cherries in between. You can replace the cherries with pecans, walnuts or even fresh cherries if you like…

Pour the prepared cake batter over the pineapple pieces gently so that you dont disturb the base - unless you want pineapple in between instead of upside down if you know what I mean. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick comes clean. Please keep an eye on the cake because you don’t want it to over bake - this cake is supposed to be moist.

I made them into mini cakes, mini cupcakes and two 8” round cakes. In each case the bake time varied but the taste was satisfying… Also bite sizes make (r)oomie happy ;)

On a side note I have made Avalose Podi for (R)oomie - something I happened to “discover” when I was pointedly told “I LOVE Avalose Podi” and I assumed it was some kind of joke till I googled and researched and finally made and mastered{(r)oomie’s words - not mine}

I also finally conquered my fear of macarons - I made some lavender macarons with godiva fruit chocolate filling…

In other news, I also stocked up on pasta(except for the lasagna) from costco…

I end this post with a small prayer for those in danger of the hurricane threat - please be safe and hold on to your loved ones… Also with a lot of love for the ones I love…