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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Today's recipe is Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It has been a while since I baked a cake and I had a pineapple sitting at home. So tried this Pineapple upside down cake and it came out really wonderful. My kids loved it and it was over so soon. I am looking forward to bake it again.

Recipe Source: Joy of Baking

What are the ingredients needed?

For the Topping:
Butter(unsalted), 1/4 cup
Light Brown Sugar, 3/4 cup
Pineapple,  1 (peeled, cored and sliced)
Candied Cherries/ Maraschino cherries (optional)

For the Cake
All Purpose Flour, 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder, 2 teaspoons
Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
Butter(room temperature), 1/2 cup
Sugar, 1 cup
Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon
Eggs, 2 nos.
Milk, 1/2 cup 
Cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon

How it is made?
  1. Prepare the 9 inch cake pan by greasing and flouring it.
  2. Break open the eggs, separate the egg whites and yolks and set them aside.
  3. Preheat the oven  to 350F
For the Topping
  1. In a saucepan, add butter and sugar and stir in a medium heat till the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Then continue to cook without stirring until the bubble starts to appear around the edges. Now turn off the heat and pour it into the prepared pan.
  3. Next arrange the sliced pineapples on top of the mixture. You can also arrange cherries, if you want.

For the cake Batter:
  1. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In another bowl beat butter and sugar till they are fluffy. 
  3. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add vanilla extract and mix well. Continue to beat adding one egg yolks at a time.
  4. To this add 1/2 of flour mixture and 1/2 of milk mix well. Then add the rest of the flour and milk and mix well.
  5. Take a clean bowl whisk the egg whites with cream of tartar until it forms a stiff peak.
  6. With a spatula fold the egg whites gently with this mixture.
  7. Pour this batter to the prepared cake pan, smooth the top evenly and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean (make sure the toothpick doesn't get inserted all the way through the fruit)
  8. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges and turn it upside down on a serving plate.
Slice the cake and serve.

  • You can also use canned pineapples instead of Fresh Pineapples.


  1. wow...Love to have a piece of slice...Awesome tempting clicks... Bookmarked !!

  2. Wow Divya, I love upside down pineapple cake. Yours looks so delicious and mouthwatering. so perfect and lovely clicks.

  3. Superb cake Divs I always wanted to try this one, you have made it simply perfect. Lovely the summer yellow

  4. Beautiful and delicious pineapple cake!loved the topping.

  5. Awesome. My favorite cake,whenever i bake this cake everybody in my family loved it.

  6. Would love to have a slice... Looks so yum

  7. i was planning to do apple cake :) pass me a slice divya..

  8. Cake looks perfect...soft and spongy....

  9. soft and perfect cake... Love your clicks

  10. Beautiful cake and lovely clicks...

  11. Pine apple in any dessert is so yummy.love the clicks.

  12. looks super delicious and lovely presentation :)

  13. Simply awesome, beautifully done..

  14. Delicious pineapple upside down cake Divya, beautiful.

  15. cake looks fabulous and feel like grabbing it,perfectly made...

  16. Cake looks moist and delicious! I wanted to try this cake soon!

  17. Cake looks super soft and by the way pictures are awesome

  18. yummy and perfect cake...neatly presented...

  19. perfect yummy cake...lovely clicks too

  20. wow cake looks so soft and moist. Its really very attractive with all that perfectly done pineapple slices.

  21. I'm convinced now. I really need to make an upside down cake !


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