Upside-Down Cake with Fresh Pineapple

    Upside-Down Cake with Fresh Pineapple


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    You could use tinned pineapple, but fresh makes this cake very special. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream as an accompaniment.

    Serves: 12 

    • 125g unsalted butter, melted
    • 2/3 cup (100g) packed brown sugar
    • 3 cups fresh pineapple cut in chunks
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 125g unsalted butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup (150g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) milk

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a small bowl stir together the melted butter and the brown sugar; spread the mixture evenly in a well buttered 23cm round cake tin. Pat the pineapple very dry between several sheets of paper towel, and arrange it evenly on top of the sugar mixture.
    3. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
    4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter with the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture in three parts alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat well after each addition. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared cake tin.
    5. Place the cake in the middle of the oven. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the tin on a rack for 15 minutes. Run a thin knife around the edge and invert the cake onto a plate. Serve the cake warm or at room temperature.

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