Friday, May 1, 2015

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

This is a delicious, one-dish cake, that is easy to prepare and even easier to eat. This Pineapple Upside Down Cake is not finicky or tricky to make at all. I don't make any fancy designs to it, I just layer the ingredients up, bake it and eat it. Nothing more simple then that. :) I also like this cake,  because you can make it at a moments notice and it doesn't require a long preparation or cooling down later on.

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Ingredients


Topping
- 115 gr. (1/2 cup) butter (melted)
- 220 gr. (1 cup) packed brown sugar
- 550 gr. (20 oz) can of pineapple slices or chunks, drained (reserve 1 1/3 cup juice for later use)

Batter
- 400 gr. (2 cups) granulated sugar
- 390 gr. (3 cups) all-purpose flour
- 60 gr. (1/2 cup) dry milk powder
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, well beaten


Method

1. Melt the butter and crumble up the packed brown sugar with you fingers. Get rid of any clumps in the brown sugar. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F).

2. Pour the melted butter in a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch Pyrex (or other) baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar in an even layer on top, and then add the pineapple slices (or chunks as in my case). Some people add maraschino cherries here, but I don't, since they don't really taste that good to me.

3. Reserve the pineapple juice. You will need 300 ml (1 1/3 cup) liquid later on, and I like to use the juice the pineapples come in. Buy the canned pineapples that are packed in their own juice, not in syrup, it will be too sweet.

4. Prepare the batter. Beat the 2 eggs well in a mixer (or by hand). Mix the dry ingredients together and add them in. Then add the 300 ml (1 1/3 cup) liquid (I use the pineapple juice, you can use that or water). Beat for 2 minutes, until you get a nice batter.

5. Pour the batter over the pineapple, sugar and butter layers.


6. Cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil. Bake covered for 20 minutes, then 30 minutes, without the foil. After the time is up, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean the cake is done. Take it out.

7. Loosen the cake from the pan with a knife, to make things easier.

8. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

9. Turn the cake upside down on a big sheet or other pan of your choice. It will still be hot, so use mittens. 

10. Cut it and eat! :) I tried it warm, it was delicious. But it tastes even better once the cake has had some tome to cool down. The brown sugar creates a nice caramel layer on top, while the pineapple provides a nice tang. Enjoy!


25 comments:

  1. Hello Mersad, your cake looks delicious.. Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorites.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Glad to read that. This is a very easy version of it.

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  2. oh yum, i have not had one of these since i lived at home with my mother, she used to make these a lot.. this one is a beauty and i can almost taste it and smell it. mother made them in the oven like this and also sometimes she baked then on top of the stove in a covered iron skillet.

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    1. That last idea is also very good. Must turn out fantastic that way.

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  3. Mmmm....this looks great! Thanks for providing the pictorial directions.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. Oh this sound delicious adnseems very easy to make.

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  5. Yum, I bet that's delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. It is my most favorite cake and I love your creation, Mersad!
    Your photos, I thought, couldn't make me hungry - so, it was a safe bet, you know? :)
    Not anymore :) :)

    Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

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  7. Are you sure you aren't a chef?

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  8. This has always been one of my favorite cakes. It is easy to make and delicious. I have to find a way to brown the top better. Mine doesn't come as golden as yours (it tastes great though).

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    1. I used dark brown sugar, instead of light brown sugar. That's why it came out darker on top! But yes, the taste will be the same.

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  9. You are quite a cook, Mersad, and the photographs make the mouth water.

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  10. That's a real winner, Mersad!!

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  11. Mersad this looks wonderful and as you say fairly simple.. I daren't make it right now in the start of a 'good' week :)

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    1. Well, when a bad week rolls around, keep it in mind :)

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  12. Mersad this looks wonderful and as you say fairly simple.. I daren't make it right now in the start of a 'good' week :)

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  13. I just gained a pound looking at the pictures. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Yeah, that melted butter picture will do that to you :)

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  14. Nice easy recipe and great set of pictorial instructions. Thank you!

    My wife took one look at your finished Pineapple upside down cake and asked me when I'm going to make one... :)

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  15. An easy delicious treat!

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  16. Mersad, you provide the best baking directions and photos to make your recipes and I'm thankful for the imperial measurements for as you know we don't weigh our ingredients here.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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