Chocolate Pineapple Upside-Down Cake #ChocolateParty Anniversary #Giveaway


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Welcome to this month’s Chocolate Party hosted by Roxana GreenGirl from Chocolate Party on Facebook Page !

This is the First Anniversary of The Chocolate Party and we’re celebrating in style with a Giveaway!


Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to Roxana’s home baking #chocolateparty and win amazing prizes from OXO , Calphalon , Keurig , Imperial Sugar ,Honey Ridge Farms and Land O Lakes® Butter .

For this extra special Chocolate Party, Roxana asked us to share our family’s favorite desserts!

Chocolate Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This started out as a dare from a friend (you’re safe, I won’t give you away) to make a killer Upside-down Cake. How could I resist? You know chocolate needs to fit in somehow!
You can use fresh pineapple or canned. I chose fresh pineapple.
If you use fresh, cut off both ends, cut off peel and slice into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces. Cut out cores with a knife or corer. Remember to beware of Pineapple Tongue!.

2/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
4 to six pineapple slices
Maraschino or bing cherries
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons pineapple juice or water
2 Tablespoons Maraschino cherry juice or water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (scant)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Melt butter over low heat or in microwave.
Pour into 10-inch ungreased cake pan. Sprinkle on brown sugar.

Arrange pineapple slices and cherries. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored.

Gradually beat in sugar. Add juice and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix.

Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture.
Pour batter over pineapple slices. Try to coat evenly.
Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Turn pan over onto serving dish. DO NOT REMOVE PAN. Let pan rest in place for several minutes to allow butter to coat the cake.
Cool, remove pan, cut and enjoy!

How to participate in September’s Chocolate Party

1. {mandatory} Make your family’s favorite chocolate dessert and share it with us for a chance to win one of the 6 great prizes offered by our sponsors. You can also add recipes that have been previously shared on your blog. (5 recipes maximum) If you do not have a blog, just email  roxana(at)roxanagreengirl(dot)com  your recipe with your own photo (it can be a photo snapped with your phone, as long as it is your photo) and she will create a page with your recipe.

2. {mandatory} Once your recipe is published, add your link to the widget at the bottom of her post (the widget will be working starting September 2nd till September 30th) ( on October 1st, 6 winners will be chosen at random from all the recipes submitted)

3. {mandatory} To be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes** offered by our generous sponsors you must add the following in your post :
Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to Roxana’s home baking #chocolateparty and win amazing prizes from OXO , Calphalon , Keurig , Imperial Sugar ,Honey Ridge Farms and Land O Lakes® Butter .

4. {optional} Help us spread the word on social media for a chance to win one $100 Visa gift card, offered by Roxana’s Home Baking . To enter the giveaway, use the widget at the bottom of her page. New entries are added every day, so check often!

5. {optional} Add the party logo or this collage to your blog post or sidebar. Or both!
Visit Roxana to check out all the great recipes, add your link and enter her giveaway at

See you there!

*** September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and all of the OXO baking products that are included in this giveaway are stickered as part of OXO’s annual program benefitting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  For each specially marked item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  To find out more about which products are part of this program, click here and for more background on OXO’s affiliation with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer click here .

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4 Responses to Chocolate Pineapple Upside-Down Cake #ChocolateParty Anniversary #Giveaway

  1. Uru says:

    Ooh chocolate party! I remember this delicious guest post on my blog, still one of my favourites 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  2. Roz says:

    Hi Cindy,
    Wow, you sure are super fast on getting your entry for the Chocolate Party event posted. You’ve seriously tempted me here with my favorite flavor of chocolate PLUS pineapple! Must be super moist on top of delicious!

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  3. Mary Withrow says:

    I had saved this recipe a while back to try. Right now I have excess of Mandrian oranges so I think I am going to try it with them! lol –

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