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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gouyez's picture
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This was AMAZING! So easy to make too literally took no time at all to prepare and then 40 minutes to cook. I used esh pineapple and just boiled it for 7 minutes with a tablespoon of light brown muscavado sugar and a tablespoon of authentic Canadian maple syrup. It was absolutely amazinnnnggggg.

shimmerypants's picture

So far mine has dripped all over the oven and hasn't anywhere near cooked in the time stated. Feeling glum now since this was a birthday cake for my partner's 30th birthday and wont have time to make another before he gets back from work. Just hoping that it eventually gets somewhere so I can get the sausage rolls in...

nbrooke's picture
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Brilliant recipe, same as a lot of people said before though Id advise a tray underneath as there is now burnt sugar on the bottom of my oven! Oops. Tastes great though, havent had one since my mum used to cook them when I was little.

mooingzelda's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous! I used fresh pineapple and the cake was wonderfully moist. It nearly all disappeared 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven!

giraffe0522's picture
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it just came out from my oven and it tastes good! ;-)

vanuatu's picture
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I've made this a couple of times recently, once with pineapple in juice rather than syrup and the other with fresh pineapple and tropical fruit juice. Both times it was delicious and as sweet as I would have wanted it.

tc1980's picture
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Bloomin' lovely! This was may favourite pudding as a kid, and this recipe didn't disappoint me one bit. Came out lovely first time.

sunjiha's picture
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I haven't baked a cake in a very long while so was looking for an easy way to ease myself in - this cake WAS IT! It was easy, delicious, most and brought back wonderful memories of classic puds. Went down a treat after lunch on Saturday.

maplesugar's picture
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Excellent - so easy, but looks like it took some effort. Moist, sweet, rich, perfect cake

paulgent's picture

i made this and was told by a lady in the wi it was really good and im in the wrong profetion

flower88's picture
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was really easy to make and will be making again soon ... yum :)

tomknighton's picture
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Is delicious and easy to make. I added cherries on the bottom (or the top when cooking) and it makes it very tasty. You need to add the cherries about halfway through cooking or else they sink

mamaninie's picture

just started to read the comments once the cake had gone in the oven - and immediately whipped a tray underneath the tin as the syrup was dripping out already!

malverns28's picture
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love making this! Perfect way to use up fresh pineapple which we never get round to eating! did leave it in the tin and it cooled v messy sticky mess trying to get it out! so try to take it out while still warm!

kimblyarna's picture
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I was so nervous about making this after previous fruit-y cake disasters, but I followed the recipe and it turned out YUMMY, just how I remember having it when I was younger. So quick and simple to make, perfect to throw together for last minute visitors. Will definitely make again.

juliebird2004's picture
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just like mum used to make when i was little! perfect

yaz123's picture
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this cake is so easy to make and comes out simply amazing!!
i made it today for an after dinner desert and it was great. crunchy roung the sides with that great syrup taste. superb.

kirstylfosse's picture

I made this today for my husband and sons pudding. Its turned out amazing and is delicious even cold!

Quick tip. After laying out the pineapple slices drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of golden syrup over the slices before adding the cake mixture.

I also used pineapples in JUICE, worked a treat too :)

mhr035's picture
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I made it with Plums a couple of weeks back and tonight with Apple instead of Pineapple and cherries.
The plum effort came out beautifully. Still waiting for the apple to come out of the oven. An easy, straightforward recipe.

enof67's picture
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A beautifully soft and tasty recipe! And easy to do too, so just right for me.

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