So who eats first? I eat first, you eat first? We’re gonna do this. Next time “We’ve got company!” you can wow them with this special Southern dessert, made in a cast iron skillet.
Melt butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Spread brown sugar evenly over bottom of skillet. Arrange pineapple rings in a single layer over brown sugar mixture, and place a cherry in center of each pineapple ring; set skillet aside.
Beat egg yolks at medium speed with an electric mixer until thick and lemon-colored; gradually add granulated sugar, beating well.
Heat reserved pineapple juice in a small saucepan over low heat. Gradually add juice mixture to the yolk mixture, beating until blended.
Combine all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder; add dry ingredients to the yolk mixture, beating at low speed with electric mixer until blended.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold egg whites into batter. Spoon batter evenly over pineapple slices.
Bake at 325° for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool cake in skillet 30 minutes; invert cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
From Southern Living, with adaptations