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Ever experience that gooey, stuck-to-the-pan problem with pineapple upside-down cake when attempting to remove the cake? This can happen even when you wait several hours for the homey classic to cool.
To get the goo to stay where you want it and not impede the release of the cake, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper or a silicone cake-pan liner after you grease the pan. That should allow easy removal, and then you can peel the paper off of the cake. Add the cherries after the cake is baked and out of the pan to keep them shiny.
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