Pineapple Upside Down Cake | Vintage Betty Crocker Cooking

This post is straight from vintage betty crocker cooking. I was blessed to be given this cookbook from my husbands family. The cookbook dates back to before the 50s and was previously owned by Nate’s grandmother. The cookbook is in amazing shape, obviously well cared for. I have always wanted to make an upside down cake, and so here was my chance. Let me tell you this recipe does not disappoint and it has everything to do with the full stick of butter that goes into the sticky caramel topping!

I decided to add a bit of my own cooking sense and added some bananas to the mix. I think I am wanting a tropical vacation or a mai tai or both. The bananas cook down to add a subtle sweetness and make the topping lovely and gooey!

What I just can’t get over in this cookbook is the reference to women life when it was written. It reminds me so much of my grandmother and great-grandmother. All the bits on how to entertain and serving etiquette. Cooking in dresses, pearls, and heels, and the immaculate set dinner table. It harks back to a time when I think life for women was hard, but in so many ways much simpler.

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