I'm here to tell you folks- If I can do this YOU can do this too! I'm not a baker. But this simple semi-homemade recipe has never failed me.
Here's what you'll need:
box cake mix
and brown sugar (not pictured)
I use my cast iron skillet but I've also used Pyrex in the past and it works just as well.
When selecting a cake mix you can use pineapple cake mix if you can find it but in my little town where the selection is limited I didn't have that option. A butter or yellow cake mix works just fine.
You will want the juice from the pineapple so open the can and save the juice. It should come close to one cup.
Mix the cake mix according to package directions but instead of using water you will use the pineapple juice.
Over low heat melt half of a stick of butter in the baking dish or skillet. Then sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar in pan.
Place pineapple rings in the pan and finely chop the remaining rings to sprinkle around the rest of the pan. Remove stems from cherries and pat dry. Place cherries in the pineapple rings.
Gently fold the batter into the pan making sure you do not move the fruit in the bottom of the pan.
Bake according to package directions.
This smell is so amazing when it's cooking! After you take it from the oven you need to let it cool for about 45 minutes. I like for it to be cool enough to handle with my bare hands but warm enough for the goo on the bottom of the pan to release easily.
How easy was that?!!!
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!
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