Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

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(192 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal407
  • fat23g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.87g
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Ingredients

    For the topping

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

      Pineapple

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      With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

    • glacé cherry

    For the cake

    • 100g softened butter
    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
      Baking powder

      Baking powder

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      Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
      Eggs

      Egg

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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.

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    Nay1717
    22nd Mar, 2016
    Lovely recipe although I used less sugar and added a little ginger powder and coconut, it is delicious.
    swagwoof
    24th May, 2015
    Nice easy pudding a real crowd pleaser. 35 minutes baking was not enough, put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes. It was very sweet for my taste so next time I will try reducing the sugar content to 70g.
    lucyrazey
    26th Apr, 2015
    Made this today after having a pineapple in the house that I wanted to use in a different way. I found this recipe and luckily had all the ingredients in my cupboards. Very easy recipe to follow, however didn't use tinned pineapple...I cut up my fresh pineapple into small flat chunks and placed them in to the 'topping' part mosaic style. As I didn't have the pineapple syrup from the tin to add to the main cake batter I added a good squeeze of golden syrup instead. After reading previous comments I made sure I put my cake tin on a baking tray to catch the leaks. I cooked for the 35 mins but when I checked the cake it was still wobbly and wet inside!! I popped back in the oven for another 10 mins and took it out and tested...and it seems seemed cooked through. Left to cool and then served up and it was so delicious! The taste of golden syrup really came through! Will definitely be making again!
    Essexhels
    25th Apr, 2015
    5.05
    Made with fresh pineapple rings and morello cherries. Was completely decimated - gorgeous
    SamP mum of 3
    9th Jan, 2015
    5.05
    Haven't made one of these since I was a kid, saw this recipe and had to make it. Very nice :)
    arcati72
    23rd Sep, 2014
    3.8
    Not the most sweety of eaters so used tinned pineapple in juice and followed the recipe as is. So so lovely. Although the sponge will not be as syrupy with juice, it was light and went down very well! And still very sweet to me!
    goodfoodbinder
    9th Jun, 2014
    3.8
    Made using chopped fresh pineapple. Used half the sugar in the cake and also instead of adding syrup from tin, added juice of half lemon. Turned out very well and will be making it again.
    adasprat
    28th May, 2014
    I made this cake with fresh pineapple also and it was absolutely delicious! Really moist and sweet, just lovely.
    carascakes
    18th May, 2014
    5.05
    I made this with fresh pineapple and it turned out great. It was much better than expected!
    jessica_mann
    27th Apr, 2014
    5.05
    can't go wrong... always a winner. Easy to make and everyone loves it!

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