In lieu of Tim’s birthday yesterday, I thought it fitting to share this favorite recipe of my husbands =) he has asked for it every year since we got married a whopping 4 years ago, and in fear and trepidation, I made it sugar free, and success!! It worked! =) This one is from a couple recipes I found and liked, tweaked and made into pineapple upside down cake. YUMMMM!
PLEASE NOTE that this recipe is NOT Hypoglycemia Diet friendly!! Only try this AFTER you have done the diet perfectly for 2 months, and be cautious about your serving size! It’s sugar free, so that makes it better than a regular birthday cake, and it’s ONCE A YEAR! 😀
Prep Time: 15 mins
Bake Time: 40 mins
Pineapple topping (put on bottom of buttered 9×9 pan)
4 Tbsp melted butter and 1/2 cup Splenda and Xylitol mixture, spoon onto bottom of pan
Place sliced pineapple on top of the sweet butter mixture.(we used almost the entire pineapple!)
1/3 c soft butter
1/2 cup granulated Splenda (I cut back a bit on the Splenda and mixed in a couple Tbsp Xylitol too)
1 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp maple flavor
In separate bowl, stir together:
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Pour dry into wet ingredients and mix.
Pour batter on top of pineapple
Bake at 350 for 40 mins
Let sit for 15 mins, pop upside down on plate, and serve!
Tip: this cake gets yummier as it cools, so even though the smell is tempting you to dig into it immediately, restrain yourself!! haha!
Tip: you can also add 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut to the sweetened butter mixture on the bottom of the pan, this adds a lovely little twist!
Tip: make it into COFFEE CAKE by adding in a cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the sweet mixture on the bottom 🙂 Instead of putting it on the bottom, you can butter your pan, pour the cake batter in and spoon the sugary mixture on the top. This is ALSO very yummy! 🙂
**This recipe entered in these great linky parties: Covered in Grace / Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange at Little House on the Prairie Living / the Shabby Creek Cottage / A Little Knick knack / Live Laugh Rowe