Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

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(194 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

      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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    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
    slerte
    27th Jan, 2013
    I followed this recipe but when I turned the cake out the cake mix was still liquid inside. Disaster.
    lisadoll80
    21st Jan, 2013
    5.05
    I had not had this since I was a child and when I saw the recipe here I had to make it. I made it yesterday and its all gone. I had a piece last night while it was still warm with some ice cream as recommended.
    juicylucy666
    13th Jan, 2013
    3.05
    Made this with my 7yr old daughter. She said it was better than the chocolate brownie cake we made from this website last week! I had bought pineapple in juice , so used golden syrup to replace the syrup from the tin, and halved the sugar in the sponge after reading the previous reviews. Lovely flavour sponge!
    rattyboombatty
    10th Jan, 2013
    5.05
    ooops forgot the stars :-)

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