We have endured a very very cold week so far, down in the low teens most nights, today first time in awhile we made it to the low 30's F during the day. A little warm up coming our way for a couple days-with sunshine I am hoping.
I thought I would link up with Rain's Art and Dinner Date this week-find link in my side column to participate.
Today I decided to make a gluten free pineapple upside down cake in my Grandma's 10 inch cast iron pan. Have not made one in quite awhile-turned out really delicious. When I flipped this cake over on to a handmade pottery large plate-it came right out of the pan perfectly.
This was so moist and delicious. For gluten free cakes I use a quality gluten free cake mix-makes it less stressful for me that it will bake up right. This one was a Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Yellow cake mix. Instead of the water I used the pineapple juice, and I also added a teaspoon of pineapple extract to the batter, and used olive oil instead of butter. For the bottom I used melted butter and a blend of brown sugar and coconut sugar. Then I added a can of drained crushed pineapple. I prefer this pineapple over the large rings-nicer to cut the slices this way, and we do not like those red cherries. smiles
For my art
I have been working with my own botanical inks and watercolor inks and paints a few days a week-to get more art practice in.
This painting, I used the red ink for the roof and flag thinking I would also link up with AJJ for the theme red-but I am not sure if this qualifies as a journal page or not? Update: Erika says I can link up my page so will do that-thank you. Find link in my side bar for Art Journal Journey
The page on top is from a magazine and used for inspiration. I had a line out of place on the log house so turned it into a flag. The red is one of the Winsor Newton watercolor inks. I was trying to write KC Chiefs but I had a hard time writing over the ink for some reason-I did manage to get just KC on the flag.
The cake looks perfect! Thanks for the tip on the mix. It is the kind of cake that's cheery for winter, like a pudding cake.ReplyDelete
Lovely drawing. The two not mixing is probably chemical issue, one more permanent than the other is my guess.
Thank you I agree, this cake was delicious. thanks for the tip-there did seem to be a barrier with the red ink as I didn't like me writing on top of it-I did get the black walnut to write KCDelete
Anything pineapple is Dan's favorite. Your gf version turned out perfect. Yummy! You are getting wonderful colors from your inks...even Kansas City red! We are so looking forward to some warmer weather and seeing the last of the ice that's covering everything.ReplyDelete
Hi Mary this cake turned so good I think the olive oil in the cake kept it more moist too. I am so looking forward to warmer weather too and no ice-our ice finally left this afternoon.Delete
Your pineapple upside down cake looks yummy. I haven't made one for a long time either, so thank you for that idea. And your cabin page came out great. With that red roof you could link up to AJJ's new challenge, if you want to that is. I hope your warm weather lasts. We have cold weather coming on FRiday and I am not looking forward to it. hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
Oh thank you, I wasn't sure if this was the right journal page for AJJ-but I have made this spiral into watercolor and ink art practices.Delete
The cake tasted so good, am glad I made it--this has been a very very cold several days with ice every where too-stay safe
To answer your question Kathy, spiral notebooks definitely are journals.That page is one form of art journaling. hugs again-ErikaReplyDelete
thanks so much Erika, I wanted to make sure it was ok before linking up-hugsDelete
The cake looks so good and enjoyed your art KathyReplyDelete
Good morning, thank you so much Christine I appreciate that very muchDelete
We love upside down cakes. Yours did come out really moist and beautiful thanks to that vintage cast iron pan! Stay warm, Kathy, and hopefully have some sunshine soon.ReplyDelete
I have not made an upside down cake for some time now-I think the cast iron was a good choice too. I usually bake them in glass but I liked this better. i think we will have sunshine today-finally hugsDelete
The cake looks so good and what a lovely idea to use the pineapple juice instead of water - I bet that tastes so yummy. Looks good!ReplyDelete
Love your painting with the red roof, interesting to read about the mix of medias used.
Have a nice day - hope it is a bit warmer for you.
Hugs, Neet xx
Good morning Neet, This cake turned out really moist and delicious, I think baking in cast iron was good for this cake too.Delete
Thanks so much about my art-I am exploring inks and I am really loving working them, we are finally getting a bit of a warm up I have been so cold lately. so glad for your visit Hugs
Your cake looks delicious Kathy, great idea to use the crushed pineapple. I'd leave out the cherries too.ReplyDelete
I love your painting of that sweet little cabin too.
Hope it warms up for you soon.
Thank you so much Alison for dropping by. I am behind with visiting friends. I agree I never liked those cherries or the pineapple rings.Delete
thanks so much about my painting hugs
So sad I don´t like sweets. It looks so good! And love that pan, too. We still have Ingo´s Grandmother potato-musher. And more! Always a joy to use them and think of her.ReplyDelete
Great lille house and to know the material is even better!
Thanks for linking up to AJJ Kathy. I think that red roof really stands out, and as I said before, your drawing came out great. I hope you have a warmer Thursday. hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
Thank you Erika, when I started this page, I had in mine your red theme for AJJ yes finally a bit warmer this morning-in the low 20's instead of the low teens-you stay warm too as this arctic blast reaches you hugsDelete
I think we're getting that cold snap! That pineapple cake looks so pretty and so good. I've never made one of those and I always like the look of them!ReplyDelete
they are easy to make-and very delicious-you can switch up the fruits too-fresh blueberries are good tooDelete
I like the cheery red roof and front door on your cabin in the woods!ReplyDelete
Thank you DebraDelete
Your pineapple cake from the pan is delicious and you did a great job drawing your log cabin with the red roof!ReplyDelete
Have a good rest of the week, hug Elke
Good morning, thank you so much ElkeDelete
Beautiful art and even more beautiful cake, yummy! Hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
thank you ValerieDelete
Great cabin Kathy!!! I like the cropped in image very much! Hugs! debReplyDelete
Very cute little log cabin, Kathy. It has a bit of a folk art feel for me! We have a small summer community on a lake here, all log cabins. This would fit right in!ReplyDelete
good morning-oh I would love to see all those log cabins around the lake! thank you for stopping by Happy weekendDelete
Oh yummy looking cake and sweet art work ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
An upside down cake that looks delicious. I prepare a similar one but with peaches.ReplyDelete
You have had a very interesting idea for those who are intolerant to gluten.
I love these upside down cakes too-I like change up the fruits too-fresh blueberries are really good tooDelete
Ooh! I haven't had Pineapple Upside down cake for ages- yours looks delicious! I love your log cabin and I am so pleased yo shared it at AJJ, hugs, ChrisxReplyDelete
Same here I don't think I have made one in a couple years now and I always liked this cake. Thanks about my painting hugsDelete
I love your painting Kathy. And your cake looks so good!ReplyDelete
thank you Debra, Happy FridayDelete
Hi, Kathy! Your pineapple upside-down cake looks scrumptious. It's my favorite cake. Do you have to adjust the temperature if you use an iron skillet? Your drawings of the cabin are fun. I'm cheering for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
This cake turned out so delicious-no same temperature for cast iron pans which I think helped the cake to stay moist longer. I always time it for less than what the recipe says and then add a little more time as needed.Delete
Sorry to be so late visiting. YES, that is a journal page, Kathy. And I love how you used the KC (Chiefs) flag on the cabin. This was a fun and enjoyable entry for Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey.ReplyDelete
I want to make a pineapple upside down cake and I think you have inspired me. Yours looks SOOOOOOOOOO yummy!
thank you Elizabeth-I just wasn't sure if this watercolor spiral was acceptable thanks to both of you and Erika. Go Chiefs excited for game next weekendDelete
I hope you make a pineapple upside down cake-sooo good
I like the idea of crushed pineapple and making it in a cast iron pan sound so much better than messing with cake pans. Anyway, one can't argue with success and your cake is certainly a success. As for your art, practice makes perfect and you're certainly headed in that direction. Your ink selection is interesting and I assume you make them yourself ... brave soul that you are. Lovely post, Kathy ...ReplyDelete
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That's a lovely painting Kathy! I have not attempted a log cabin, but now I feel like painting one! Your cake looks delicious! I have some Bob's stuff here too, I love those products but I find them a bit expensive. We don't like those red cherries either, I usually put them on for the look and we pick them off lol...ReplyDelete
Thank you Rain, this is my best log cabin so far. Hope you paint one too. Bob's has really good gluten free products I buy online where it is less money and usually free shipping too. funny about the cherries-they do look pretty I just won't eat those hugsDelete
lovely little cabin :)ReplyDelete
thank you for visiting-I was happy with this cabinDelete