By Karen Morgan
I grew up on this magnificent pineapple upside-down cake, and some of my fondest memories are of my mother inverting the cake, unveiling the caramelized and glistening fruit, bathed in a wash of syrup and pure buttery beauty.
Position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
For the topping: In a 12-inch skillet, co