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It’s my birthday and I pulled out a plate my grandmother had from the year I was born. I made enough cake batter for one cake and about 9 sampler muffins. Enjoy!

  

For the Pineapple Topping

* 2 tbs canola oil for bottom and sides of pan

* 1/4 cup date sugar 

* 7-9 thick slices canned pineapple rings in juice
For the Cake

* 1 2/3 cups spelt flour 

* 2/3 cup corn meal

* 2/3 cup garbanzo flour

* 1/3 cup all purpose flour

* 1 cup date sugar 

* 1 tbsp baking powder

* 1/2 tsp. baking soda

* 1/4 tsp. salt

* 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar 

* 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice

* 1 cup coconut milk (canned)

* 1/2 cup canola oil

* 1 tsp. vanilla extract

VEGAN PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
Ingredients

* For the Pineapple Topping

* canola oil

* date sugar

* pineapple, slices

* dark sweet cherries, pitted and halved 

* For the Cake

* 1 2/3 cups spelt flour (could sub all-purpose)

* 1/2 cup light brown sugar

* 1/2 tsp. baking powder

* 1/4 tsp. baking soda

* 1/4 tsp. salt

* 1 pinch of saffron threads

* 1/4 tsp turmeric 

* 3/4 cup pineapple juice

* 1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)

* 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

* 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
1. Prepare the Pineapple Topping

2. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Place oil in 9 inch round cake pan. Roll to coat bottom surface and sides. Arrange pineapple slices in a relatively even layer, slice sweet cherries to fill holes, then sprinkle date sugar 

3. Prepare the Cake

4. Stir flour, date sugar, baking powder, baking soda, flax, saffron, turmeric and salt together in large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, stir together pineapple juice, coconut milk, canola oil and vanilla. Pour into dry mixture and stir until thoroughly blended, without over mixing. Batter will be thick.

5. Pour 2/3 batter into prepared cake pan, smoothing out the top. Spoon remaining batter into 9 lined muffin pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 25-35 muffins 35-45 minutes for the cake.

6. Remove from oven and invert onto plate. Serve.

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