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THE BEST PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

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The best pineapple upside-down cake I've ever had, and one of the best cakes I've ever made. It's an easy, no-mixer cake. The cake is soft, sweet, with almost imperceptible tang from the buttermilk that adds another layer of flavor.

The pineapple slices add chewiness and texture to the otherwise falling-apart-soft cake. While baking, the pineapple caramelizes in a butter and brown sugar bath giving the cake it's signature glistening top and adding so much rich, browed butter flavor to the pineapple. The maraschino cherries add a burst of sweet flavor, and they're so eye-catching. The buttery, brown sugary pineapple juice that seeps down into the cake from the slices on top make the cake so soft, moist, and buttery that it just melts in your mouth. It's a perfect cake for Easter, Mother's Day, baby and bridal showers, brunch, or anytime you want a cheery, happy cake.


YIELD: one 9-inch round cake, 8 to 10 servings PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOK TIME: about 40 minut…

STRAWBERRY AND SPRINKLES BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

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Buttermilk helps create soft, tender, and fluffy pancakes that are bursting with strawberries. Sprinkles go with everything and make even warm, buttery pancakes, dripping in syrup and loaded with berries, taste just that much better. A hit with kids and perfect for special occasions, Valentine's Day, or anytime you have extra strawberries.

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN AND BUTTERMILK PANCAKES CAKE

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This fast and easy cake tastes like a big buttermilk pancake that ran into a blueberry muffin on the way to the oven. It's fluffy, tender, and moist from both the buttermilk and sour cream that's incorporated into the batter. The blueberries are plentiful, juicy, and the perfect compliment to this extremely soft cake.
YIELD: one 8x8 pan, 9 generous squares PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: about 50 minutes TOTAL TIME: 1 hour