Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Crock Pot Gourmet for the Frantic Chef #8

1 can (15 oz) pineapple rings, drained (reserve juice - about 1c.)
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 cake mix (white or yellow)
1/2 c. orange juice
1/4 c. oil
2 eggs

Spray the inside of a 5-quart crock pot with cooking oil. Line the bottom of the dish with pineapple rings, allowing the pineapple rings around the edges to go partway up the sides of the dish.

Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the pineapple. *

Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
Add eggs, reserved pineapple juice, orange juice and oil.
Mix until batter is smooth, and then pour on top of pineapple slices.

Cook on high for 2-3 hours, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Invert onto a serving platter and serve.

*Note: For a prettier, more festive look, you could put a half of a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice before adding the brown sugar and cake batter.


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