I didn't grow up eating Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Like most foods that I now love, my Mom likely tried to introduce me to it back in the day. No frosting? That wasn't cake! My husband on the other hand, did grow up eating it thanks to my Grandmother-in-law. He recently started reminiscing about how delicious it is so I decided to buck up and make it.
This Almond Cake recipe, passed on by my Grandma Marion, tastes like the middle of an almond croissant. I'm fairly sure that's why my husband and I can consume multiple slices in a sitting. It's one of those treats that I take just a small sliver of to start, then end up returning back to the cake platter for 5 more. It all adds up to....1 piece...?
There are few things more satisfying to bake than a really airy and delish cake. That's because on more than one occasion I've ended up with one that is dry and dense. When my husband's birthday came around I decided that I was feeling up cake from scratch challenge. What did he want? A classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting.