This is a really delicious, extra homey, pineapple upside down cake. I've made it many times and it always brings a happy smile to my face. It differs from the traditional pineapple upside down cake in that it's sweetened with brown sugar rather than white. To me, this really gives it a homier, friendly quality. It's spiced with a nice amount of ginger which blends beautifully with the warm brown sugar. Instead of being decorated with the standard maraschino cherries, it is donned with pecan halves. I loved how they add a soft crunch to the cake. Hubby and I loved them so much we were fighting to get the most pecans in our slices and maybe we went so far as to steal a few from the unsuspecting cake! Then to make this baby even more wonderful, fresh slices of pineapple are soaked in dark rum before baking to give the cake a little extra pizzaz! I like to serve it while it's still warm. It's like a hug from Mom in a slice of cake!
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