So charming is Sonya, combined with my own gift of gab, that she, for the first time ever, finagled out of me the top-secret recipe for my famous pineapple upside-down cake. It's similar to the one featured in the Los Angeles Times, the one I made for Sharleen Reeder at Luticia Clementine's in Independence, Mo., the one for Yasmine McGrane of Maison Rêve in Mill Valley, Calif., the one for a Bastille Day party that The Vintage Laundress threw in Austin, and the one for the New York VIP dinner celebrating the launch of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details in May. Until this morning, I've never completely revealed how I make my cake.
But it looks like the cat is out of the bag!
I can no longer demure a request for my pineapple upside-down cake recipe. Thanks to Sonya, you can attempt your own version of my cake with the recipe here. But what I can tell you is that if I make a cake for you, you'll never know which version I used -- the boxed or the scratched. Like I told Sonya last night, many fancy folks have feasted on Betty Crocker and left not a crumb!
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Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter