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Pineapple Upside-down Cake / Pud

Pineapple Upside-down Cake / Pud   yes yes yes

Oh the simplest most delicious retro pudding or cake of all !!!

I think i’d clarify it as a cake for me when I eat it cold with a brew and a pudding when I serve it with custard – delicious! What about you do you call it Pineapple Upside-down cake or Pineapple Upside-down Pudding? Do you know what, I’m not sure it really actually matters. It’s flipping lovely whatever!

I challenge you to make …. Pineapple Upside-down Cake / Pud – whatever you’d like to call it, it’s fine by me but you really need to give it a go and relive an old favourite. It’s a total crowd pleaser and it’s He-Who-Dosen’t- Cooks favourite! It reminds me so much of my school days and I remember making it in my Home Economics class- now that is a long time ago! But it has stood the test of time for sure!

Did you used to have Pineapple Upside-down Cake?At School? At home?  Do you still have it? If you haven’t for a while or even since your childhood, my suggestion is you have a go! It’s so good and relatively low cost to make.

I promise you,  dish this up and you’ll have happy guests, serve with ice-cream, cream or custard

And it’s so easy and so low cost – when I make one it lasts less than 30 minutes 🙂 Mmmmm must try and make to in future!

Please let me know how you get on and leave me a comment, I love your comments and your pictures 🙂

Oh and a really popular recipe on here (if you like the classics) is Cherry Madeira – I also think this cake takes you back and is also so very good!

Thanks Cx

Ingredients

  • Tin Pineapple slices, drained  – 4 slices minimum
  • About 10 Glace Cherries
  • 4 Dessertspoons Golden Syrup
  • 125g Butter, softened
  • 125g Caster Sugar
  • Few Drops of Vanilla
  • 3 Medium Free-Range Eggs
  • 125g Self Raising Flour

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas4
  2. Grease a 8″ x 8″ square tin with butter (or deep round tin if you like)
  3. Drain your pineapple and place the slices in the greased tin, add your Glace Cherries, however you like
  4. Spoon over the Golden Syrup
  5. In a mixer or by hand, cream your butter & sugar until light and fluffy
  6. Add the vanilla extract
  7. Next add eggs one at a time, beating well between each one (if it starts to curdle add a small amount of flour)
  8. Finally stir in the flour until all combined and smooth
  9. Carefully pop the sponge batter on top of the pineapple and smooth to the sides with a spoon (it will seem thinly covered)
  10. Bake for 30-35 mins or until golden brown and firm to touch
  11. Remove from the oven – leave to cool for 5 mins in tin
  12. With a knife go around the tin to ensure it’s loose
  13. Pop a plate on top of the tin & turn over – give it a little shake  (you will hear it drop out) Remove the tin – Ta Dah there you have it!!
  14. Serve warm with custard, cream or ice-cream

 

 

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Comments

Julie's Family Kitchen says:
Ooh yummy, I've not eaten pineapple upside down cake in years and now I want to. I'd would have mine with custard. :)
    Clare x says:
    You know it was so good Cx make it it's as good as you remember Thanks Cx
Esther says:
This reminds me of my childhood. I'm going to have to give your recipe a try. Thank you :)
    Clare x says:
    yes such a retro pud - buts its so good, let me know how it goes Cx
Camilla says:
I love pineapple upside down cake but have a bit of a bad memory associated with it as I had to pull my partially raw one out of the oven as I ran out of time in my Home Economics A Level - luckily I didn't throw it in the bin like the guy on #GBBO! Thanks for a fab #CreditCrunchMunch entry - your's looks perfect:-)
    Clare x says:
    oh thanks Camilla and my pleasure! Oh yes A level Home Ec - I remember it well :-) Cx
Alison says:
This looks good, must try it
Sarah - Craft Invaders says:
This takes me back to my childhood - used to love it! Pinning so I don't forget about it again x
Melissa says:
Do you add the syrup to the pineapple and cherries or does it go in the cake batter?
    Clare x says:
    Hi Melissa - yes you add it to the pineapple not the cake batter, i can see i missed the step - so thanks I'll update it now Cx
Honest Mum says:
Love it!
Elizabeth says:
Proper nostalgic comfort food, this! Thank you for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch! :)
Maureen says:
Looks yummy can it be frozen?
    Clare x says:
    I haven't trie freezing it but I don't see why it wouldn't - Thanks Clare x