The Nez Perce County Fair was last weekend. Grandpa Charlie and Grandma Leslie came for a short visit…..but it was perfect timing with Grandpas birthday!
River wasn’t too sure of the fair. The noises were “too loud,” and the animals in the petting zoo scared him. He’s the cautious one. But Sissy loved the whole experience. She is fearless…..thinking she will be the one who keeps me up late at night in a few years!
1 Box Yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients needed according to package instructions)
1 Can Pineapple Rings (save the juice)
12 Maraschino Cherries
1/4 C Butter
1 C Brown Sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Cut up the Butter into small chunks and evenly distribute them along the bottom of the cake pan. Top the Butter with the Brown Sugar and stick in the oven while it pre-heats. Check on it several minutes later, you want everything melted and bubbly. Remove. Then place the Pineapple rings along the bottom of the pan and place a Maraschino Cherry in the middle of each ring.
Meanwhile prepare the cake mix according to package instructions. Only instead of using water, use the leftover pineapple juice from your can of pineapple rings. Pour the batter over the Pineapple/butter/brown sugar mixture and place in the oven and bake according to the cake mix instructions. Remove when a toothpick comes out clean.
Run a butter knife along the edges of the pan to help loosen the cake. You want to let the cake set a minute but no longer than five minutes. Grab a cookie sheet or serving platter and place on top of the cake pan. Flip it over and serve! So moist!