Dessert/ Fruit

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~ Classic sweet cake with tangy fresh pineapple that transports your taste buds to a tropical island. Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~ Classic sweet cake with tangy fresh pineapple that transports your taste buds to a tropical island ~ The Complete SavoristWhen you find pineapple on sale at the store, you must buy them, a lot of them. Or at least I must. I love fresh pineapple. I love it so much that I will eat an exorbitant amount resulting in a belly ache from over consumption and my mouth will be torn apart from the acid. Good times, good times.

I had a few plans for the pineapple, first was a tutorial on how to actually cut one. Once it was cut, I was going to make Grilled Steak and Pineapple Tacos, which I did. But three pineapples meant a lot of pineapple recipes. In the end, I have two main courses, two drinks, and a dessert!

Today happens to be National Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I am really bad at staying on top of these food holiday days, so it’s a good thing Lindsay, my assistant/sister-in-law reminded me. The cake then got bumped up to the top of the publishing list or else it might be weeks/months before I got around to sharing it.

The cake is pretty easy to make, and that coming from this baking challenged individual says something.  Hope you all love it as much as I do…and as much as Elizabeth does. That kid has devoured it. Since she ate it all, she’s not stopped asking for another to be made. So if you have voracious eaters in your house, maybe make two?

Now if you really don’t want to deal with a fresh pineapple; peeling, cutting, coring it, canned will work just fine. I am huge fan of fresh, so that’s what I use, but I’ve been known to make life simple and use canned. Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~ Classic sweet cake with tangy fresh pineapple that transports your taste buds to a tropical island ~ The Complete SavoristPineapple Upside Down Cake ~ Classic sweet cake with tangy fresh pineapple that transports your taste buds to a tropical island ~ The Complete Savorist

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 of a fresh pineapple (enough to cover the bottom of the pan)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter plus more for greasing the pan; room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar , 1 tbsp, plus more for rimming the pan.
  • 2 eggs; separate whites and yolks
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder

Instructions

Preparing the Pan

  1. Grease the bottom and side of cake pan with butter.
  2. Coat the sides of the cake pan with white sugar.
  3. Press the brown sugar into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Arrange the pineapple in the bottom of the pan, making sure to cover as much of the pan with the fresh pineapple as possible; Set aside.

Preparing the Cake

  1. Mix the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the egg yolks one by one, mixing well.
  3. Add the flour slowly, mixing well.
  4. Add the cornstarch, mix well.
  5. Add the milk and mix until all is combined.
  6. Transfer to a clean bowl and set aside.
  7. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, fold the egg whites into the batter.
  8. Pour the batter over the prepared pan.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the batter with sugar.
  10. Place in the preheated 375°F oven, for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Let it cool completely.
  12. Use a rubber spatula or knife; loosen the cake from the side of the pan.
  13. Flip over onto a cake stand or plate.
  14. Allow gravity to let the cake "fall" on the plate. If any pineapple has stuck to the pan, patch it back together.
  15. Let it cool completely before serving.
  16. Cover and store in refrigerator.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Lora @savoringitaly
    April 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    How nice you have an asst to keep you up to date and you pushed your cake up in time for the national holiday! I also tend to push things back and sometimes even forget to post something when it’s really the right moment. I love pineapples and especially in a lovely cake like this!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    April 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I just LOVE the way this looks!

  • Reply
    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    April 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Mmmm, I’m a huge fan of pineapple upside cake – your version looks AMAZING! And I’m right there with you, I will eat my weight in fresh pineapple when I find it on sale.

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling
    April 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    LOVE pineapple, and I’m loving this cake! Such a great spring/summer dessert!

  • Reply
    Christie
    April 21, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Love how easy this recipe is and looks stunning when done.

  • Reply
    Marye
    April 21, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I love pineapple upside down cake! This looks so amazing!

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    April 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Love the pineapple here! So perfect for spring!

  • Reply
    Manila Spoon
    April 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I love that you used fresh pineapples!!! I can just taste how refreshingly yummy this is!

  • Reply
    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    April 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    This looks gorgeous! I love pineapple in anything!

  • Reply
    Betty
    April 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    This cake looks great. One of my favorites.

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    April 21, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    LOVE all cake but even more so when you throw in pineapple. Yum!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    April 22, 2016 at 7:06 am

    My husband LOVES pineapple upside down cake! His birthday was a few weeks ago and I made a grilled pineapple upside down cake with Mexican caramel…It was to die for!

  • Reply
    amanda @ fake ginger
    April 22, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I’m OBSESSED with pineapple right now and this looks fantastic!

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