- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 (8-ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained
- 9 maraschino cherries
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make It
Cream butter; gradually add brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Spread creamed mixture evenly in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Arrange pineapple slices and cherries evenly over creamed mixture.
Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Combine flour and salt; add to yolk mixture alternately with water, stirring well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form: fold into batter.
Spoon batter evenly over pineapple slices in skillet. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes in pan, and invert cake onto serving plate.