Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rapture Cake

Okay, so the world didn't end at 6pm, thank God, so I put a cake in the oven and then I put it in my tummy.  I have never made a pineapple upside down cake before, but I had been craving it so I went online and found a recipe at Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen.  I have learned I can trust Pioneer Woman with food every time.
I just took this cake out of my oven.  OMG, it is so yummy!!!  Mine isn't as pretty as this picture, but it was definitely easy and quick.  There is most certainly some rapture going on in my living room.

Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Servings 8Difficulty Easy


  • 1 stick Butter, Unsalted
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar, Granulated
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ cups Water, Cold
  • 3 whole Eggs (large)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (loosely Packed)
  • 1 can (20 Oz. Size) Pineapple Tidbits, Drained
  • ½ jars (10 Oz. Size) Maraschino Cherries, Drained

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Melt the butter in a 9-inch cake pan. This takes about five minutes in the preheating oven.
While the butter is melting, combine the following in medium bowl using a wooden spoon: flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cold water, and eggs.
Take melted butter out of oven and sprinkle (in the order given) the following over it: brown sugar, pineapple tidbits, and cherries (arranged prettily).
Next, carefully pour the flour and sugar mixture into the pan.
Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. I usually start checking at about 25 minutes just to make sure not to over bake it. (Plus I’m a bit impatient.)
Once fully baked, remove from the oven and let rest for 3 minutes. Invert cake onto a pretty glass plate. (I usually need to scrape a little of the brown sugar off the bottom of the pan. I put it on the cake or sometimes just eat it. Yum!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fresh Start

Hello Ma Peeps,

It has been rough being me over the last few months and I had no desire to share my pain online.  Even now I'm not sure I can tell the story and I know I can't tell it without tears pouring down my face.  Frankly, I'm tired of crying.  Suffice it to say that my heart was ripped out of my chest and stomped on and I'm not recovered.  I have however made a fresh start.

I am living in a cozy, sweet apartment three miles away from my wonderful, gorgeous son.  I am working for a cool, dynamic company that takes very good care of their employees and I have such a solid collection of friends that complaining about my lot in life would be ludicrous.

I crochet and read and watch tv as much as I want.  I have work that challenges me.  I see my son as much as his busy teenager schedule will allow.  I watch every minute of every NASCAR race.  My paychecks are back where they belong.  Life is good.