Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

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(193 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

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    • glacé cherry

    For the cake

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

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    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
      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.

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    tinydancer
    10th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    I've only just made this, but I felt compelled to rate it because it is really THAT GOOD especially considering the minimal effort involved. I made mine with a old tin of pineapple chunks that has been lurking at the back of the cupboard for years, in a pyrex casserole dish (to avoid the leakage issues in my springform) and it was a success! It turned out of the dish easily, didn't stick at all, it looked pretty and tasted moist and delish. I'll make this one again and again
    cooking_whizz
    7th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    This recipe is everything I want in a recipe: quick, easy, cheap and most importantly.... DELICIOUS!
    mel1983
    4th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    So simple and quick to make - was absolutely delicious and loved by everyone. I bought pineapple slices in fruit juice instead of syrup and it was still perfect - did wrap the bottom of the tin in foil though!
    mel1983
    4th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    So simple and quick to make - was absolutely delicious and loved by everyone. I bought pineapple slices in fruit juice instead of syrup and it was still perfect - did wrap the bottom of the tin in foil though!
    mel1983
    4th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    So simple and quick to make - was absolutely delicious and loved by everyone. I bought pineapple slices in fruit juice instead of syrup and it was still perfect - did wrap the bottom of the tin in foil though!
    bmg104
    20th Jan, 2012
    5.05
    Great recipe, I put foil under my spring form cake tin as suggested by others which was a great tip otherwise the toffee would have gone everywhere! I will be making this again and might try adding coconut to the cake mix next time!
    dlafayette
    14th Jan, 2012
    5.05
    An old favourite from my childhood and a fun looking cake that the kids like to help with. Yummy dessert with a scoop of ice cream, but a little sweet, so will use less sugar next time. Used a generous helping of mixed spice to give it a little kick. Definitely a treat cake. Give it a try!
    laurasprinkles
    10th Jan, 2012
    5.05
    Made this late last night and by this morning it had disappeared, I didn’t even have a chance to try it for myself! I will defiantly be making this again.
    wadhaa
    28th Dec, 2011
    4.05
    Easy cake
    wadhaa
    28th Dec, 2011
    4.05
    I made this cake today It was so tasty but next time i will put half sugar amount Because it was too sweet.. Everybody likes it :)

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