This pineapple upside down cake has an unusual texture that makes it somehow very luxurious. The recipe isn’t exactly easy but it isn’t exactly hard either. If I hadn’t eaten one of the pineapple halves, there would have been the perfect amount in one tin. So one tin is fine as long as you don’t help yourself to a quick pineapple snack before you start. You could use pears, plums and even apples if you don’t want to use pineapple – but who doesn’t love pineapple?
Pineapple Upside-down Cake Recipe
For the base/top of the cake
Tin of pineapple rings
4 tbs (60g) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
For the actual cake
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup (185 g) softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
Melt butter (60g) and brown sugar in a small pan till bubbles appear.
When the bubbles appear, take it off heat and pour into a lightly greased cake pan.
On top of the syrup arrange the pineapple on top. Helps if you cut the rings in half.
Put all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.
In another bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla together.
In yet another bowl, beat butter until pale and fluffy.
Gradually add sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes.
Gradually add egg mixture.
Add flour and milk in 2 additions, alternating between the 2
Mix until smooth, but don’t over mix.
Pour batter onto pineapple rings and syrup.
Bake for about 35-45 minutes or until cooked.
Leave cake to cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate.
Then stand back and quietly congratulate yourself on such a marvellous looking cake!
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Hi, I’ve updated you on the Australian Food Blogs webpage
Whats the tempeture for the oven pls ?
180C. It says just above the method.
I tried this recipe out yesterday and it turned out beautiful for my boyfriend’s grandma’s birthday. Everybody was stuffed after a big seafood dinner. But managed to squeeze in a slice, it was so good that they asked to bring some home with them too. Needless to say, I will be baking this cake again soon (sometime today).
Big thanks from Malaysia,
Hi Naquiah – great to hear from you and great news that you were a hit at the party. I always love to hear when recipes work out for my readers. Keep at it!
Baked this cake for my birthday and it was an absolute hit! So moist and tasty. Thank you for doing what you do
Thank you for sharing yummy, mouthwateringly delicious cake recipe. Have baked this cake several times since I first tried it a few weeks back and it’s been a huge success each time!
Great pineapple cake recipe! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.