Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
Presented By: Mary Collins-Shepard
- 2⁄3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 (20 ounce) cansliced pineapple, drained
- 5 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Spread butter over bottom of a 13"x9" baking dish.
- Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.
- Arrange pineapple in a single layer over sugar.
- Place a few slices of garlic in the center of each ring.
- Place remainder of garlic slices around rings.
- Prepare cake according to package directions.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30-35 minutes or until cake tester inserted near center comes out clean.
- Let cool 10 minutes.
- Loosen edges and turn out onto a serving platter.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
I had to make some slight adjustments to this recipe but none that altered the flavor. I halved this recipe and used a half recipe of Homemade Yellow Cake and Variations for the cake, pineapple chunks instead of rings & baked 6 mini-cakes in 8 oz ramekins. Despite the strange combination, I totally loved this recipe! DH wasn't crazy about it, even though he loves garlic as much as I do, but I would definitely make this again. I may use minced garlic instead of the slices for him though. I arranged the pineapple wedges into circles that were very close to what a ring would have looked like. I tried this recipe out of sheer curiosity & I'm really glad I did. Sometimes it's a nice surprise to go out of our comfort zone! Thanks for sharing, Danny! :)
Wonderful! I added a touch of fresh minced garlic sprinkled throughout but otherwise followed the directions exactly. Absolutely loved it - thanks for the recipe!
This is a great, unusual, and easy to make cake. The roasted garlic adds a nutty, toasty flavor. For something that will really start a conversation, make this cake.