Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

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(188 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 pineapple 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

      Baking powder

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    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 egg
      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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    zoefisher92
    22nd Mar, 2013
    I forgot to add the syrup to the cake mix but it is absolutely delicious. I think this will become a regular for me. I also used sultanas instead of cherries which go nicely with the pineapple too.
    mango83
    10th Mar, 2013
    5.05
    Lovely cake, best cake I've ever made - family loved it. Whilst in oven it's juices leaked, next time put a tray there to catch it. Also my cake depth was that high, if I want the cake part to be more thick - what ingredient would u recommend?
    rinni25
    8th Mar, 2013
    4.05
    Lovely and easy. I used golden syrup and tasted just as yummy. A firm favourite that the kids help to make.
    origami09
    7th Mar, 2013
    3.05
    This cake is for real sugar-lovers. Too sweet for me, but my husband will be thrilled.
    xx_becka_xx
    3rd Mar, 2013
    4.05
    Mine leaked all over the toffee all over the bottom of the oven so would definitely put it on a baking try next time. The cake is also quite shallow in height. Not sure if I did something wrong or if its only suppose to be about 2.5 cm high. Tasted delicious and looked exactly like the one in the picture. Very pretty.
    secrettrekkie
    20th Feb, 2013
    5.05
    already left commet had to rate
    secrettrekkie
    20th Feb, 2013
    5.05
    very nice came out lovely will do this one again
    belle54
    18th Feb, 2013
    2.05
    As a novice baker I found the recipe easy and my partner thoroughly enjoyed it.
    anook_puke
    11th Feb, 2013
    The flavour was absolutely amazing, but when I turned it out into a plate it all turned to mush! Would be unfair to rate it down as I blame the rubbish electric oven I was forced to work with. Even still with a glass of milk and keeping one's eyes closed so as not to see the horrible presentation, the gorgeous flavours were undeniable
    ella-ella-10
    27th Jan, 2013
    5.05
    I made this pineapple upside down cake for Sunday lunch and everyone loved it. I would highly recomend it as it is easy to make and it is very yummy. I made it with pineapple pieces instead of rings and it looked and tasted just as delicous

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