This cake was a complete fluke.
You ever had that experience where you found a bunch, of what seems to be, unlikely ingredients that actually works well together? I stumbled across a bag of frozen cherries that I was actually going to use for another purpose but as I stared at the bag for a while I remember something I had in college that a friend made that I absolutely fell in love with. It was a dump cake, if I am remembering correctly. It was kind of like this cake but backwards. She took a can of cherry filling and crushed pineapple and mixed it together and used yellow cake mix as a crumble that was crunchy, yet moist and buttery. To this day I still don’t know how she made the topping the way it was. So, I thought I take that same idea and flip it again making Cherry Pineapple Upside Down Cake. What do you think, huh?
While I was thinking about my old college friend that made this cake, I started remembering all the horrible food choices that I made that I wish I could go back and change. Let’s see, I use to eat cake and juice for breakfast; I used to eat fast food probably 3-4 times a week; and I just ate whatever I wanted when I wanted. Sure I attempted to work out from time to time but it never was consistent. Now, I make better food choices. I am not as consistent as I wish I were but I am working on it. It is hard to stay consistent when you have a mind that is always coming up with ideas like this! I honestly do pray that the things I come up with don’t work out so I don’t get tempted to eat the entire batch of cookies or half the cake.
A new trick that I have learned that works out well for me is I store whatever sweets I make in the freezer. I guess it’s that whole out of mind out of sight deal. It works too, until I have to go in the freezer. The good thing is that the baked good is frozen so I can’t just eat it. But now, I have an awesome place where I give these tempting desserts away. Thank you Ms. Michelle for taking my food to your job! At least it is out of my house. I can sleep better at night. This cake is super buttery, moist, sweet, and tart. The flavor is enough to keep you up dreaming.