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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorite cakes which I really enjoy while baking. This cake is wonderful, dense, buttery rich with sweet caramelized pineapple. My favorite part is the last stage of baking and flipping it on to the platter, and scrapping the pan to get every bit of that creamy caramel :) I have brought a bit of change to this all time classic dessert..did not have maraschino cherry, so placed fresh cherry instead and loved the end product, the beautiful color that the cherry gave to my pineapple upside down..will it not be a great idea.. a cherry upside down next venture for sure.

Sliced Pineapple 1/2 inch round- 12 pieces
Cherries- 1/2 cup
Light Brown Sugar- 1 cup
Cake flour- 3 cups
Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup ( 8 tbs)
Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda- 1 tsp
Salt-1/3 tsp
Granulated sugar 3/4 cup
Eggs-2 Separated
Butter milk- 3/4 cup
Pineapple juice- 4 tsp
Vanilla essence - 2 tsp

Start by making the caramel topping. Heat 3 tbs of butter ( reserve the rest for the cake)and brown sugar, till the mixture is bubbly and caramelized,do not stir once the sugar is dissolved. Allow it to cool. Take the desired baking pan and pour the mixture into it. Arrange pineapples and cherries over the caramelized syrup.

Pre heat oven to 375 degree F. Shift twice the dry ingredients, flour,baking powder, soda and salt and keep aside.
Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, pineapple juice and vanilla essence  and combine in . Now add dry ingredients and butter milk, little by little mixing in a low speed. In a separate bowl beat egg whites and finally fold in with the batter. Spoon in the batter over the pineapple pieces and bake  for thirty minutes ( middle rack) or till toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan itself for about 5 - 8 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the cake pan and gently invert  into a cake plate and lift off. Enjoy!

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  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...moist n it......looks awesome darling

  2. oh my!! that looks sooooooo perfect.. can i have a slice :-)

  3. Such a gorgeous cake, looks very tempting and yummy..

  4. hey I am drooling here ...... u tickled my taste buds !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  5. Cake looks the color

  6. OMg!!!!! it came out perfect.... very tempting and luks beautiful..will try it

  7. wowwwwwwwwww so good, awesome recipe suja

  8. wow what a delicious cake looks sooooooo very yummy n tempting


  9. Suja.... The cake looks so delicious.. am droling over it,..

  10. Beautiful and yummy cake, looks great...

  11. Suja, I simply love this. I recently learnt how to make it (of course from a cake mix) and already made it about 2 times and making it again this weekend... yippppppeeeeeeeee. Your pic looks absolutely drool-worthy !!!

  12. oh what a beauty. love it. i had made it once. next will try ur recipe too. lovely clicks dear.

  13. Very tempting click suja, very beautiful cake...

  14. Entammo..pic kandittu kothiyayi.looks great da:)

  15. Looks so beautiful ...lovely pic

  16. id be boasting if i say my upside down cakes are the best ever..but yeah i love trying it out with different fruits...and never really tried the pineapple ..shud give it a go

  17. My hubby's fav cake..looks delish......

  18. Hi Suja

    What a delicious looking cake. I feel tempted already. Great clicks. I can always expect great preparations from you always.


    Hamaree Rasoi

  19. Hi Suja, this looks absolutely soft and delicious !

  20. Perfect cake..Looks absolutely delicious...Yum Yum!!!

  21. looks really nice Suja. one question though....did you put any sheet or something so that the cake flips nicely or did you do it directly from the pan?

  22. Lovely :) :) Wish it come come out of the computer screen so that I can have it :)

  23. moist and yum... I make this a lot too.. love the flavor that pineapple adds to the cake!

  24. Oh my..Looks yummy yumm,, that glaze on top is so so good...mouthwatering cake

    Kairali sisters

  25. Oh My...i m drooling..looks awesome..

  26. adipoli..I too love this..:-)

  27. very delicious one. perfectly baked pineapple cake
    looks so soft and sweettt

  28. looks divine..I have never baked this.I think I shud

  29. need to put will come out easily as it is buttery in the bottom. But do not wait for long,around five minutes to cool,run a knife around the edges..slide a plate on top of the cake..hold tightly and turn the cake pan upside down and carefully lift the pan.

  30. Thanks all for stopping by and for the lovely comments:)

  31. Its amazing that you did it at home :) no need of going to the bakery!!! :) Lovely :)

  32. Hello Mrs. Suja,

    Let me start by saying that I like your blog and tried out many recipes. Tried making this a few days earlier but came across this hurdle. You say about "Heat the butter n sugar for the caramel" and "cream together butter" later for the cake. There is mention of butter at two places but no mention quantitatively in the ingredients or in the procedure. Please can you clarify that.

    Thank you,
    P. Thomas

  33. Hi Thomas,thanks for visiting and for trying recipes,hope you like it
    Thanks for pointing out,I have just edited.I used half stick( 8 tbs) of butter in this recipe.
    I took 3 tbs for the caramel and the rest for the cake. It is a really delicious cake,hope you and family enjoy..Do visit again:)


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