Pineapple Upside Down Cake was something that we would get around the holidays. It wasn’t a cake that we would get out of the blue. Thank goodness for that because I would be as big as a house. Although the topping is sweet it is a perfect cake for me because it doesn’t have what? ICING! The cake in this dessert is perfectly, moist, and delicious.
I wanted to make this cake a little more “springy”. So I added some orange zest that adds some lightness and goes well with the pineapple and I wanted to use peaches to give a subtle sweetness that soothes the tartness of the pineapple. I didn’t want to use maraschino cherries because 1. I don’t like them and 2. I never understood their place in this cake. I don’t think you will be terribly disappointed with the elimination of the cherries. However, if you have to have them then add them. But I promise, you won’t need them.
Recipe partially adapted from The Joy of BakingPrint