That is one long name, and one delicious cake! To continue our grilling fun, we took grilling to another level. Hubby and I have never baked on our grill, and well it was time to break in the grill with a fun sweet treat! Baking on a grill is definitely a different experience, between the temperatures, and keeping the pan on indirect heat. So what is definitely required….patience! There is also a lot of trial and error that can occur when cooking on a grill.
I will have to explore other pans, but using a Dutch oven or a cast iron pan is a wonderful choice when cooking your cake. There are many different styles of Dutch ovens or cast iron pans to choose from.
We took a bite of the cake…..stopped and looked at each other….we were speechless! Most of the recipes I read on upside-down cake called for canned pineapple and maraschino cherries. With all the farmers markets in town there is no need to use canned food. The bummer part, I had no cherry pitter, so I got a little messy! After trying a cherry in the cake, we decided the cherries would be delicious soaked in Disaronno! I guess I will have to make this cake again……AND you won’t have to twist my arm!
We used our propane grill for the upside-down cake, and his Mangrate cast iron grates to grill the pineapple slices. Hubby wanted big grill marks on the the slices!
You really could use any fruit to make a upside-down cake, here is my recipe for plum upside-down cake. If you want to make this cake in the oven, you will need the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you use a cast iron pan, you may need to bake it longer in the oven. If you use a cake pan, or 9×13 pan, you will need to bake the cake in the oven for about 50-55 minutes depending on your oven.
A moist cake, that is one delicious bite after another!
30 minsPrep Time
1 hourCook Time
You will be using a propane grill for this recipe!
Grease cast iron pan with butter around sides of pan.
Grill pineapple slices on direct high heat for about 3 minutes on each side.
Slice in half each cherry, and remove pit carefully.
Melt butter in small pan.
In medium bowl - Mix together sugar, Greek yogurt, almond milk, Disaronno, and one egg.
In small bowl - Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Mix together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, and sit aside.
Pour melted butter in bottom of pan, spread around brown sugar, and pour two tablespoons of Disaronno on top of brown sugar. Place sliced grilled pineapple on top of brown sugar glaze, and then place sliced cherries around to fill in gaps. Pour cake batter evenly on top of the pineapple and cherries.
Place cast iron pan on indirect heat on grill. Close the lid and let it sit for 25 minutes, turn pan half way around so cake evenly cooks on all sides, let cake cook for another 20 minutes.
Remove cake from grill, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Put plate on top of cast iron pan, and flip cake on plate carefully.
If you have never had Disaronno, it is amaretto flavor alcohol. It compliments the recipe perfectly.
This recipe was fun to make, and more fun to eat! I have realized that CafeTerra has so much more to offer you now! I am having fun sharing so many different grilling recipes, and will continue to share many more grilled recipes. I will work on putting all the grilling recipes in one area for you to find the recipes easier!
Is there a grilling recipe you would like me to make, maybe something that you were nervous to make? Just let me know in a comment below!
What is your favorite way to make upside-down cake?