Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dutch Oven - Upside Down Cake

3/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
several slices of pineapple
1 cup sugar
some marchino cherries
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the 1/4 cup margarine and add brown sugar. Put the pineapple slices on the bottom. Remove from heat. In a separate bowl mix sugar and 1/2 cup margarine. Add eggs and stir. Add flour and remaining ingredients and milk and mix well. Pour the batter over the fruit and brown sugar. Cook on a low medium fire with coals on top for 40 minutes. Test with a toothpick for doneness. when it's done, remove from heat and turn over onto a big plate. It is good served with ice cream, whipped cream, etc.

VARIATIONS: Use peaches, fruit cocktail or your favorite white cake mix.
COOKING HINTS: It burns very easily, so take your time. Make sure you are careful not to tip it over or you will have a ncie cobbler.

(Source: "A Taste of the Old West or Dutch Oven Cooking Made Easy and Sourdough Hints" by Ken Benson)

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