upside-down cake with those cherries and pineapple all up in it. Blah. This cake looks much better. Dark and sexy, even, to use my friend's words.
Funny story: this cake has become the "Oh, Matt's home?" cake at the school where my mom teaches. She asked if I could make a cake for her to bring in (for a perfectly balanced teacher breakfast?) a while ago, but since it got such great reviews that first time I try to make one to send in to the teacher's lounge whenever I come home. Mom says it's usually gone by lunchtime.
Almond and caramel topping & a convenient cake carrier cover (10 pts for super-mega-alliteration)