No recipe is ever perfect. If any recipe is ever described as “perfect”, it’s very likely hyperbole rather than fact. So I’m always tweaking my recipes and recipes I come across.
Like the pineapple upside-down cake I made last year. It was great and delicious, but too much on the thin side for my liking. I prefer my cakes to stand tall. I also wanted to get more pineapple into each slice.
The simple solution was to downsize the cake tin called for in the recipe. By using a 7-inch tin instead of a 9-inch one, I was able to double the height of the cake. I also stacked two layers of pineapple rings instead of one.
Taller cake and more pineapple — I’d say it’s an improvement.