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Dutch Oven Upside-down Cake (Dutch Oven) Recipe

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This recipe for Dutch Oven Upside-down Cake (Dutch Oven), by , is from What's Cooking In The Neighborhood , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Susan & Rocco Nelson
Added: Thursday, September 25, 2008


3/4 cup margarine, divided
cup brown sugar, well packed
Sliced pineapple from a can
Maraschino cherries
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
teaspoon vanilla

Melt 1/4 cup of the margarine in a 12" Dutch oven over coals; add brown sugar, blending well. Arrange pineapple slices on margarine/brown sugar mixture. Put a Maraschino cherry in center of each pineapple slice. Remove from heat.

In mixing bowl, cream sugar and the remaining cup margarine. Add eggs and beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, salt, evaporated milk and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Pour batter over fruit in Dutch oven. Cook with 15 coals on top of Dutch oven and 8 on bottom for 40 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. When cake tests done, remove from heat; turn over onto a serving plate. Especially delicious served with ice cream or whipped cream.

Variations: Use peaches, fruit cocktail or other fruit. A white cake mix may be used for cake. Can add walnut halves around the pineapple slices if desired.

Cooking hints: This cake burns very easily, so take your time, using low medium coals. You may want to line the oven with aluminum foil.




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