Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Retro rocks. This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories.

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
407
protein
5g
carbs
49g
fat
23g
saturates
14g
fibre
1g
sugar
36g
salt
0.87g

Ingredients

For the topping

  • 50g softened butter
  • 50g light soft brown sugar
  • 7 pineapples rings in syrup, drained and syrup
  • glacé cherry

For the cake

  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. For the topping, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Spread over the base and a quarter of the way up the sides of a 20-21cm round cake tin. Arrange pineapple rings on top, then place cherries in the centres of the rings.
  2. Place the cake ingredients in a bowl along with 2 tbsp of the pineapple syrup and, using an electric whisk, beat to a soft consistency. Spoon into the tin on top of the pineapple and smooth it out so it’s level. Bake for 35 mins. Leave to stand for 5 mins, then turn out onto a plate. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2008

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rinni25's picture
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Lovely and easy. I used golden syrup and tasted just as yummy.
A firm favourite that the kids help to make.

origami09's picture
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This cake is for real sugar-lovers. Too sweet for me, but my husband will be thrilled.

xx_becka_xx's picture
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Mine leaked all over the toffee all over the bottom of the oven so would definitely put it on a baking try next time.

The cake is also quite shallow in height. Not sure if I did something wrong or if its only suppose to be about 2.5 cm high.

Tasted delicious and looked exactly like the one in the picture. Very pretty.

secrettrekkie's picture
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already left commet had to rate

secrettrekkie's picture
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very nice came out lovely will do this one again

belle54's picture
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As a novice baker I found the recipe easy and my partner thoroughly enjoyed it.

anook_puke's picture

The flavour was absolutely amazing, but when I turned it out into a plate it all turned to mush! Would be unfair to rate it down as I blame the rubbish electric oven I was forced to work with. Even still with a glass of milk and keeping one's eyes closed so as not to see the horrible presentation, the gorgeous flavours were undeniable

ella-ella-10's picture
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I made this pineapple upside down cake for Sunday lunch and everyone loved it. I would highly recomend it as it is easy to make and it is very yummy. I made it with pineapple pieces instead of rings
and it looked and tasted just as delicous

slerte's picture

I followed this recipe but when I turned the cake out the cake mix was still liquid inside. Disaster.

lisadoll80's picture
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I had not had this since I was a child and when I saw the recipe here I had to make it. I made it yesterday and its all gone. I had a piece last night while it was still warm with some ice cream as recommended.

juicylucy666's picture
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Made this with my 7yr old daughter. She said it was better than the chocolate brownie cake we made from this website last week!
I had bought pineapple in juice , so used golden syrup to replace the syrup from the tin, and halved the sugar in the sponge after reading the previous reviews. Lovely flavour sponge!

rattyboombatty's picture
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ooops forgot the stars :-)

rattyboombatty's picture
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Totally yummy. I'm rubbish at baking but this was quick, easy and tasted fab.

faltskog5450's picture
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Utterly Gorgeous and so so easy

estherious's picture
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I have made this cake so many times since I found this recipe a few months ago, this cake is so beautifuly delicious and very simple to make.
In my last cake due to the festive season I've reduce the pineapple juice from the tin into a syrup and add a staranise and a bit of rum and then added to the mix, the result was superb!! you could taste the pineapple and at the same time that little kick of the rum.
Worth to try!!

kiwidebs's picture

Im addicted to it, I cant stop making it, especially with a bit of christmas cheer added to the mix!!!! think rum.........

iwalktheline's picture
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This turned out brilliantly :) I used demerera sugar, and substituted the butter for Flora Light and it tasted delicious - my friends devoured the whole thing in record time. Looks very impressive too! Great served with warm custard.

bagginssarah's picture
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Delicious, its as simple as that!!!!

dsuniznice's picture
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Absolutely delicious cake - so moist and simple to make. Its a bit of a flat cake though

junopeg's picture

Made this for the family and it was a massive hit, and im just going to make it today for my dinner party tonight. Its a moist, tasty, delicious cake that everyone enjoys and tastes great with cream or icecream to :)

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