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Pineapple upside down cake

A classic dessert with a twist. Or without? Well, without the cherries. :)

Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

If you butter isn’t room-temperature, weigh it and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds (or so) – make sure it doesn’t start to melt!

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Beat the butter until creamy.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Add sugar and sour cream; beat well.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Add eggs, vanilla extract and pineapple juice.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Add the dry ingredients, mix just until incorporated.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Cover bottom of your pan with parchment paper. You’ll see why I’m using this pan :)

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Spread 2 tablespoons of brown sugar on the paper.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Arrange pineapple rings – you can place cherries in the centre of the rings, but I’m not a fan so I’m skipping them.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

If you’ll be putting cherries in the centers of the rings, you can use them to fill the bigger gaps on the sides as well. Or use some crushed pineapple.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Pour the batter over the pineapple layer…

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

…and smooth it out.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Bake for 35 minutes – or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Make sure to check the cake after 20 minutes – if the top is getting too brown, cover loosely with aluminium foil.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Cool for 5 minutes. If you’re using a wavy pan like me, use a spoon to gently press the edges – or just run a knife around side of pan to loosen the cake.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Carefully turn over on a serving plate – it’s still very hot!

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Remove the paper.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

It would probably look better with cherries, but I don’t want to ‘mix’ their taste in.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

And I just love this wavy edge – that’s why I’m using this pan instead of a regular one.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

This is the kind of cake you don’t have to cool all the way before eating – actually, I encourage you to eat it warm! And serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Pineapple upside down cake by FoodFfs

Pineapple upside down cake
A classic dessert with a twist. Or without? Well, without the cherries. :)
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp of brown sugar (for the bottom of the pan)
  2. 1/2 stick (113 g) softened butter
  3. 3/4 cup (150 g) sugar
  4. 1/2 cups sour cream
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 tbsp pineapple juice (from the can)
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 1 1/4 cup (150 g) flour
  9. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  10. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  11. 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and sour cream until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract and pineapple juice.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, mix just until incorporated.
  5. Cover the bottom of your pan with parchment paper.
  6. Spread 2 tablespoons of brown sugar on the paper and arrange pineapple over it.
  7. Pour the batter over the pineapple layer and smooth it out.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes – or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes, and run a knife around side of pan to loosen the cake.
  10. Turn it over on a serving plate, remove the paper and devour.
Notes
  1. Make sure to check the cake after 20 minutes in the oven – if the top is getting too brown, cover loosely with aluminium foil.
  2. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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