If you’re keeping track of all the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary desserts you need to try, I have another one for you to add on. It’s not only pretty and Instagram-worthy, this one sounds like it’s going to be delicious! Made at one of Disney Springs’ American restaurants, this classic dessert takes on a new and more colorful form to celebrate Disney World!
Did you know that the term “upside-down cake” first began appearing in the late 1800s? Before that, the cakes were made in skillets and turned over. But as ovens became more common and reliable, people moved from the stovetop to the baked cake we know today. Except for one crucial element: pineapple. Pineapple wasn’t a canned fruit until Jim Dole established the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in 1901, and so families typically used seasonal fruit like apples and cherries for their upside-down cakes. The first recorded recipes for Pineapple Upside Down Cake were the result of a Hawaiian Pineapple Company contest in 1925. And it’s been a winning dessert ever since.
Now that you’ve had your history lesson, we can move on to the present form. You’ll find the latest Pineapple Upside Down Cake to hit Walt Disney World at The Boathouse in Disney Springs. Typically known for steak, seafood, and the occasional amphicar ride, this restaurant has also been able to boast some great American desserts like Apple Pecan Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie in a Mason Jar. The Sweet Nostalgia Pineapple Upside Down Cake is garnished with blue and purple swirled whipped cream, a gold-dusted white chocolate square, then topped with a cherry. Beautiful and festive, we can only imagine that it tastes as good as it looks!
Make a reservation at The Boathouse in Disney Springs to see what all the fuss is about. Be sure to snap a picture and let us know what you think of this celebratory Pineapple Upside Down Cake! And keep checking back for more delicious 50th Anniversary desserts!
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