Make a classic, crowd-pleasing cake with this family recipe from fashion designer Michael Kors.



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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  • Drain pineapple rings and discard juice. Place pineapple on a paper-towel-lined plate to drain, turning once, for 5 minutes.

  • Melt 6 tablespoons butter and transfer to a 9-inch round cake pan to evenly coat bottom; sprinkle brown sugar evenly over bottom of cake pan and top with an even layer of pineapple rings and pecans, if using. Set prepared cake pan aside.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla until well combined; set aside.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat remaining 6 tablespoons butter with granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture alternating with egg mixture; beat until batter is just combined.

  • Pour batter in prepared cake pan and transfer to oven. Cook until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.

  • Run a small sharp knife around edge of pan to release cake. Place a plate on top of cake pan and invert cake onto plate; serve.

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Thanks for sharing. Great post.
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This was a pretty standard recipe. My family loved the nuts instead of cherries idea! My cake did stick a little for some odd reason though(thats never happened), but overall, flavor was not too sweet, cake part was a little tougher and not fluffy like i wanted. 3 stars out of 5
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This is a lot like a recipe my family uses. It's my grandfather's favorite! Delicious! I suggest adding halves of canned maraschino cherries in the center of each pineapple slice. Also, serve it with homemade whipped cream!