Wow! I have never had such a crazy time in the kitchen working on a blog recipe. I set off the smoke alarm and had a very tiny fire (that was instantly put out) happen during the baking of this recipe. It was admittedly “chef error.” :/
I will spare you the drama by giving you one simple tip I took away from this. Please use a lipped cookie sheet under your pan when making this. I had honestly never made an upside down cake before and did not anticipate the caramelizing sugar syrup to overflow from underneath and that is how I got into trouble with the smoke alarm. The fire started when my quick drip fix was to throw a piece of aluminum foil under the pan after I wiped the bottom down….nope did not work, hence the fire. Sheesh! I thought the cake was a goner honestly after all this, but it came out perfect.
This is a really nice twist on the traditional Pineapple version and it is just sweet enough without being overly sweet. Take the proper precautions please and enjoy! 🙂