Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pineapple Caking and Friendship Bread Making

So I have been super busy this week with all sorts of crazy shenanigans going on each night... every night there has been some sort of activity I've got to get through, and tonight was no different.

Tonight I had to do two very important things: ONE - Make up some Amish Friendship Bread from a 10 day old start I got from a lady in Relief Society (now before you go off thinking 10 days old is gross, it's kinda the whole point to the Amish bread thing... there's supposed to be some analogy that goes along with it about how we hurry through life and there's some value to making a bread that takes 10 days to make, yadda yadda yadda... whatever, I don't have time to explain, I gotta get through this blog) and TWO - make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake for a girl I work with who is leaving Ecology to go to grad school. I know, you're beginning to see what an exciting life I lead. Just hang on tight people, wait til I start throwin in pictures of the dang cake! You will be wishing this title had contained a warning!!

So anyways I blog to you now at 10:30, Wednesday night, while I wait for the Pineapple Cake to cool down so I can flip it over and officially make it an Upside Down Cake. I'm nervous though, because I've already done this once tonight only to find gooey white cake batter puddled in the middle of what should be nothing but the brown sugar and pineapple topping. Thank goodness for springform pans and a gas oven that heats back up in a jiffy. I really checked it good this time, as you can see here.

Yeah, notice all the stabbing and cracking that has taken place? Hopefully being turned upside down pans out well for this guy.

Well, it's official. I flipped the cake over and this is what we got:

Doesn't look half bad, eh?? Just ignore the evidence of unrest there in the middle. Don't worry, it's done. Now I just have to hurry and get this thing out of my house before I eat it all!!

Let me tell you people, this cake is amazing. I got it from this site: Simply Recipes. You will want to make it (like I did last weekend when I found the recipe) and you will want to then find future reasons to make it again (like I did when I heard it was Abby's favorite kind of cake and she was leaving Ecology).

Well, my cake is done, my night of baking has seemingly come to an end, and now all that is left to do is to get out of this chair and go to bed. So much for that 5 am class at the gym! Oh well, who needs the gym when you have a cake that has 3 sticks of butter in it?


  1. Those look really good! You are such a Martha!! :P

  2. My Oh My!! I LOVE Amish friendship bread!! How about you bring some with you tomorrow? What! You already ate the whole loaf? It was bound to happen--it's so darn good!

    Nice job on the pineapple upside down cake. It seems a little too intimidating for me. Do you need another excuse to make one this weekend? I'll give you one. :)

    Can't wait to see you guys!

  3. Amy we are meant to live next to each other so we can bake together all the time. I have been in a huge baking mood for a while now and I recently made a pineapple upside down cake, but I will say, yours looks 10x better!!! Some come make it for us and teach me, oh great one!

  4. Yes yes yes yes, I'm so glad you guys will be in town.....I'll call you when we get there. We need to have a midnight run for frozen pizza and watch HGTV, HA! That's the life.....

  5. I have never made that kind of cake before! It looks mighty tasty! I would never have guessed you would turn into a baker...


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