Pineapple upside-down cake is one of my favorite kinds of cake. I have fond memories of enjoying the box-mix version throughout childhood but decided to attempt one from scratch once I got to college and had my own kitchen. The cakes made back then tasted great and looked pretty good, too. I had never perfected my recipe until last weekend when I made this one. Then I made it even better by adding rum! The pineapple flavor in this cake is delicate and perfectly complemented by a generous hint of spiced dark rum. In addition to the rum flavor, the presentation of this tipsy pineapple upside-down rum cake is what sets it apart. There are a few different methods of layering the fruit in a bundt cake but this is the prettiest, in my opinion.
A bundt cake takes a little longer to bake than, say, a sheet cake but the result is undeniably gorgeous. This is the showstopper you want to serve a dinner party. As far as the boozy-infusion, there are just a couple of extra steps to make this magic: poke the baked cake with holes all over then return it to the pan and slowly pour on a rum butter glaze.
The cake will soak up all of that boozy goodness and be even better tasting for it. Voila! Tipsy Pineapple Upside-Down Rum Cake. The glaze is comprised of melted butter, sugar, pineapple juice, and, of course, dark spiced rum. Don’t worry, the finished product is moist without being soggy
This is a grown and sexy cake, meaning the rum is NOT really cooked out of it so it isn’t necessarily family friendly. But, if you know me, you know I’m usually cooking for adults! You might also know that I love supporting companies that are local, small, minority-owned, and/or woman-owned. Texas Pure-Milling makes high-quality traditional flours and baking mixes with local ingredients in support of Texas farmers and, after receiving a few of their products, I decided to try out the all-purpose flour in this recipe. It worked very well and I plan to try one of the baking mixes next to stay tuned for that. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was on a baking and drink-making spree this past Saturday! We are in the thick of cherry season and I am testing cherry recipes of all types. I have pounds and pounds of cherries to work with so I would love to hear from y’all about what you want me to make. Let me know in the comments below if you have ideas.
In partnership with Texas Pure Milling. As always, all opinions are my own.