Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

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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

      pine-ap-pel

      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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    sarafused
    7th Mar, 2012
    5.05
    I used a fresh pineapple that was getting past it best and didn't add any juice/syrup to the sponge and it was lovely.
    rebelgirl13
    7th Mar, 2012
    5.05
    kids loved it.will definitely make it again..
    geraldine_bagger
    25th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    Fantastic cake. So easy to make and my husband is asking for it again and again.... Just one problem that wish someone can give me a suggestion. After I upside down the cake, the cherry in the center pineapple always sink and disappeared under the syrup....... the rest of the cherry stays nicely and everything else is great and fine... any idea what trick you can suggest?
    brenda6612
    25th Feb, 2012
    4.05
    I made this cake today for the first time with fresh pineapples and added some golden syrup - as suggested by previous bakers. The texture came out really nice and looked just like the picture,My daughter and I did find it a bit too sweet (and i have a very sweet tooth) so next time round i will not use the syrup and definitely less of the sugar in both of the mixes. Overall not bad at all!!!
    rkirby
    23rd Feb, 2012
    5.05
    I've made this again and again, it's wonderful! I have also used fresh pineapple in it.
    ducky40
    20th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    Made this at the weekend, and it was amazing, very easy to do.
    rachelh
    19th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    Made this for the first time today, big success! Very simple recipe with impressive results. I used fresh pineapple and then milk in the batter instead of the pineapple syrup. And 8" sponge tin was just about the right depth, but I'm glad I put it on a baking tray as the toffee bit boiled over.
    charliecoo
    18th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    I've made it a few times and its always fantastic really cant go wrong with it!! I always use fresh pineapple and add a little bit of golden syrup to the mix and its really tasty! highly recommend it!!
    charliecoo
    18th Feb, 2012
    5.05
    I've made it a few times and its always fantastic really cant go wrong with it!! I always use fresh pineapple and add a little bit of golden syrup to the mix and its really tasty! highly recommend it!!
    shagufta_sony
    13th Feb, 2012
    4.05
    I am new to this site and always new to baking. Followed the recipe and made this cake, it came out beautifully. the whole family simply loved it.

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