Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Pineapple upside down cake

Would you believe this is my first pineapple upside down cake or upside down anything (intentionally!).  I got this recipe from reliable BBC Good Food - I don't think I've tried a bad recipe yet. It was fairly simple to make and tasted good. The sponge was light and moist from the pineapple syrup and I also like the way it looks.  It was quite a flat cake so I'm not sure if I did something wrong or it's not meant to rise very much.  Any ideas? 

 creating the top of the cake from the bottom

 adding sponge batter on top of the fruits


Recipe from BBC Good Food website
For the topping
50g softened butter
50g light brown soft sugar
7 pineapple rings in syrup
glace cherry

For the cake
100g softened butter
100g golden caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Make the topping by beating the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Spread over the base and a quarter of the way up the sides of a 20cm round cake tin.
  • Arrange the pineapple rings on top, then place cherries in the centre of the rings. 
  • Place the cake ingredients in a bowl along with 2 tablespoon 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 minutes.
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. 


  1. How georgeous Pineapple upside down cake, look beautiful, I never made this but I think is beauty, your look nice! gloria

  2. That looks gorgeous! I love an upside down cake and these pineapple upside down ones are always so lovely and moist inside :)

  3. Your cake is beautiful. It looks pretty tasty too.

  4. Oh it looks so pretty. I've never made anything upside down either!! Must make this!!

  5. Love a good pineapple upside down cake! My mum used to make them all the time when I was a kid :) good blast from my past :)

  6. I have pineapple upside down cake on my to bake list! Looks good!

  7. Wow.. your cake looks soo lovely. I have never try this cake. I think I'm gonna give it a try after looking at yours.

  8. one of my all time favourites - I want to revisit this recipe again sometime soon.
    Totally agree re BBC good food, it's the ultimate "go to recipe site"

  9. I am BBC Good Food mad too, and I have made this recipe quite a few times, never lets me down! Mine was pretty flat too from what I remember.

  10. Hi there. Food on Friday: Pineapple is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  11. Thanks for linking this super pineapple post in to Food on Friday. I am now signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers


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