Are you staying in to relax and watch a movie this weekend? Probably not for most of us! I’ll go out on a whim here and say this weekend is going to be the busiest one yet. Traveling home to see friends and family, last minute gifts to purchase, wrapping those gifts, and don’t forget about all the food prep. I personally find myself making mental lists throughout the day as I try to multitask too, which is tiring, even though I should write it all down. I’ve seen the malls crowded beyond belief, and the supermarkets will be no different.
In light of the fun nights spent with loved ones, it can be hard to think of a gift to bring or dish to make. You can always bring a bottle of wine (if you’re the older crowd), make a batch of cookies, or try my semi-homemade gluten-free pineapple upside-down cake.
I actually was just planning on making a gluten-free cake using Betty Crocker’s mix, and I ended up adding a fun twist. Once the cake was in the oven, I noticed the fresh pineapple sitting on my counter (how I missed it or didn’t think of making an actual pineapple upside-down cake is a mystery to me too), but I wanted to incorporate it somehow. Here is my easy version:
- Make according to box directions, and once cooked let cool
- Slice fresh pineapple into 1-in chunks
- Pan fry using a non stick pan
- In a microwave safe dish warm up Hershey’s Caramel Syrup
- Mix cooked pineapple into bowl of syrup and drizzle on top
- Serve immediately
*Note – the gluten-free cakes usually yield less than the normal cake mixes, so if you have a large crowd consider doubling the recipe