This recipe was given to me by one of my best friends. Cooked apples, peach, apricot, pear or papaya slices could be used instead of pineapples, or a mixture of two fruits like pineapple and papaya.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple rings
- 1/3 cup reserved pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 8 egg yolks
- 8 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3 cups cake flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt sugar In a small saucepan on the stovetop, then add butter. Pour this syrup into a 9x13 inch pan, followed by the pineapple juice. Arrange the pineapple rings on the syrup and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks gradually, beating well. On low speed, add the sifted flour mixture alternately with the milk.
In a separate large bowl, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar and beat until stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into batter until no streaks remain.
Pour batter over pineapple in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Invert immediately onto serving dish.