Caramel surprise upside-down cake (1953)

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Caramel surprise upside-down cake

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Caramel surprise upside-down cake

From the Kraft kitchen… new and simple to make!

So easy — with Kraft caramel famous for rich, true caramel flavor!

Picture this gorgeous cake on your dinner table tonight! Wonderful new caramel surprise upside-down cake, with a true caramel flavor that’s out of this world!

When you hear the family rave about it, you’ll be eager to try the many other new Caramel surprise Kraft has for you. The easy recipes for all of them are in the new folder Kraft is offering free. Here you’ll find unusual pies, cookies, rolls, and other special treats.

So — for dessert tonight, serve caramel surprise upside-down cake. Remember, the big flavor secret is to use Kraft caramels. And be sure to let the youngsters have plenty of this delicious candy. So wholesome and nourishing… 1-2/3 pints of milk are in every pound.

Caramel surprise upside-down cake

Caramel surprise upside-down cake recipe


1 cup of Kraft caramel sauce
6 slices of pineapple
1 package of yellow or white cake mix


Pour the caramel sauce in a greased 10-inch skillet. Place one slice of pineapple in the center of the skillet, and cut the remaining pineapple slices in halves and arrange around the center slice. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the package and pour the batter over the pineapple slices. Bake in a moderate oven, 350 F, for 55 to 60 minutes. Turn the cake out of the skillet on a plate to cool.

Kraft caramel sauce


1/2 pound (28 pieces) of Kraft caramels
1/2 cup of hot water


Place the caramels and hot water in the top of a double boiler. Heat, stirring frequently, until all of the caramels are melted and the sauce is smooth. Makes 1 cup of sauce.

Caramel surprise upside-down cake

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