I am not a fan of honey, so I never should have made this desert. I remember my Mama making a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and it having a wonderful caramel and butter sugar crust at the top - this one does not. If you're a purist, forego the honey and do the real thing. This was a good recipe, but it's not what I think of when I remember Mama's Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Just saying...
Honey-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Dough21 Posted: 04/14/14
Pilot86 Posted: 03/21/14
This is the best pineapple upside down cake recipes I have made so far!! The cake turned out perfectly and was not too sweet even with the sauce. Loved the texture the corn meal added and the decadence of the honey.
Meglenn108 Posted: 03/30/14
I made this for a last-minute supper with friends and it was a hit! The cornmeal-honey combo is excellent. Super recipe - you should totally make this cake!
Skeeta Posted: 04/06/14
This is a five-star recipe for me because it delivers on exactly what it is - and the recipe like virtually all Southern Living recipes is well-written, well tested, and worthwhile. I made this exactly as written. Here are things I experienced that may help you enjoy this recipe completely: Plan on using three mixing bowls and use your largest one for the butter/sugar creaming step. Later you will be adding to that bowl the blended liquids from another bowl, and a dry flour/ salt/ soda mix from the third bowl. That first bowl will be holding *all* the batter ingredients at the end. When you pour the batter into the prepared iron skillet, do not be concerned that the measured honey added to the iron skillet seems to pool around the edges of the batter once the batter is in the skillet. It will all cook up beautifully. The finished cake is heavy and dense yet tender. And very pretty. A mild clover honey works very well.
kitmcc Posted: 06/28/14
What a waste of ingredients! Honey doesn't behave like sugar, putting it in a "buttered" pan didn't keep it from sticking like rock after baking. Butter was all in the batter, it should have been divided between pan and batter. Cornmeal was a nice touch, though.