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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jultine's picture
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Absolutely delicious, light, moist and the sticky toffee topping is just the cherry on top! Chloe and Hannah loved it with whipped cream. Try it, you won't be sorry. yum! =-)

wisedog's picture
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Made this with my four yr old who loved it as did the rest of the family.

juliebird2004's picture
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just like mamma used to make!

fantastic!

donnacol's picture
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Yummy!!

cebaines's picture
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Very easy and tasty pud. I used fresh pineapple and substituted milk for the pineapple syrup in the sponge. It took 5 mins longer to cook than in recipe. Wasn't too sweet. Will definitely be making again ... and again.

donna_wowee's picture
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Very nice and exceptionally easy, will make again and again!

summer-berries's picture
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I made this as my mum used to make it as a child and it brought back memories... It was easy to make and delicious. I add a small amount of golden syrup to the topping, this gives the juice a bit more sweetness and makes it a bit more syrupy. Delicious!

ginger_rogers's picture

I've just made this and doubled the quantities, its gorgeous!!

lucyluu's picture

Will this recipe be OK to make then refrigate to eat the next day?

cookie-queen's picture

I left out the cherries and used pinepple in juice rather than syrup so it wasn't quite so sweet. My sister was delighted to get this as her birthday cake and the pineapple rings were perfect for sticking candles into:)
A delicious treat with whipped cream

warriors's picture

I made this cake and it was delicious, its brilliant with custard it tasted just like my mum used to make.

abbysmum's picture
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What a fab cake. This has become my families favourite! Very easy to make, and works every time. My daughter loves to help, and comes to the "unvailing" when it is turned out. Lovely. Toffee topping is lush too. Don't forget the custard!

dianethestar's picture

I love this recipe! It can be easily adapted for other types of fruit - tinned pears and peaches are a great alternative to the pineapple. Makes a great dessert served with cream.

yummybun's picture
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was yummy very yummy but my first one d a huge crater in the middle i must have done something wrong but im just doing one at the mooo

peterpan1's picture
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couldn't find my usual recipe so tried this one. it is far to sweet and not as good what i usually do their is not enough sponge mixture and far to much toping. nothing like the picture by the way as like i said not enough mixture to do one that size. it wasn't ineddible but will go back to my other recipe when i find it! maybe try adding extra ingredients eg 200g

jacobbradbury's picture
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Awesome tasting and looking, and really easy to make!

xcherrybakewellx's picture
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Delicious! I used fresh pineapple as i dont like tinned fruit and it was scrumpcious!

gracex's picture
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Hi!

Cake was amazing,

my advice is to make sure to drain pineapple rings real good!
or else you will end up with mushy wet-like cake top!

demel2009's picture
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Amazing recipe for a great tasting cake, it was gone in 10 minutes after I took it into work!

stephjb's picture
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Well, I followed the recipe exactly and just ended up with a mess. The cake was risen and cooked on the outside but still raw and liquid in the centre, so a total waste of ingredients and I won't bother with this again.

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