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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charliefatman's picture
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this is wonderful. really quick and easy and taste amazing. we make it with a 3 year old and there is enough tokeep her going but not complicated so she gets bored. we also make it dairy free using Pure butter. brightens our family saturday afternoons

granty's picture
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Devine! The retro look makes this cake a great 'gift' for pregnant pals hoping to get things moving!

holleyr's picture
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I would recommend for a more cake based recipe you double the actual cake base ingredients. I have quite a small cake tin and it came out quite thin.

midnight_moon's picture
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Simple to make and a delightful blast from the past for the taste-buds. Overall, an easy cake for beginner bakers.

lindad10's picture
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Really good recipe. Easy to do and everyone loved it. Will make this again

tabsimone-96's picture
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This cake recipe is fantastic-it was devoured very quickly and I found it very easy and fun to make. I will definately make this again as it was enjoyed by everyone!

blackcurrant's picture
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Delicious and really easy to make - great recipe!

kyelyla's picture
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I've never made this before but tryed it for my b/fs birthday and it was so easy to make, tasted lovley and looked pretty impressive too! :)

chefsehrish's picture
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This recipe is unbeievable-simple and so quick!
this is the perfect recipe to impress ANYBODY!
do try it

with compliments to whoever invented this
:)

chefsehrish's picture
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This recipe is unbelieveable-simple and so quick!
perfect to impress ANYBODY!
do try it
with compliments to whoever invented it
:)

batandball's picture
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Made this for the first time, l followed the recipe to the letter and it came out perfect, we had it with custard and it was delicious, l will be making it again.

holleyr's picture
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Came out looking yummy. Would have doubled the cake mix for a 20cm tin. :D

holleyr's picture
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It's in the oven as I type and I hope it comes out right! I haven't quite gotten used to changing the times for a fan assisted oven. Silly me! I used a 20cm spring-form tin and had to make double the topping to layer the bottom of the tin. I hope it doesn't come out too sweet! Looked good going in! Fingers crossed!

moomoomoo's picture

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!

verschoyle's picture
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Gorgeous recipe, turned out perfect - absolutely no complaints :-)

canisp's picture
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Firstly - I am not a baker. I happened to have spare fresh pineapple and remember Pineapple Upside Down cake from my youth, when my mum's American friends made it. I had no light brown sugar and had to use light muscovado sugar. Aneasy recipe to follow and it has turned out marvellous! Will definitely bake it again.

bridget-raglands's picture

Made this cake last night with fresh pineapple and omitted the syrup. Turned out lovely served with fresh cream. Only problem was that I used a loose bottomed cake tin and the nice caramel oozed out during the baking process!

wilko7117's picture

very easy recipe to follow came out beautifully and absolutely gorgeous will definately be cooking it again

rubyjuly09's picture

Made this today and it was fantastic all the family enjoyed it.
It's great with ice cream.

gjfeenan's picture
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It tastes great but it sank dreadfully in the middle so it looks a bit odd.
I have to agree about the mess. Make sure you have a tray on an underneath shelf while you're cooking the cake - the drips make a right mess!

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