How to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake -

Popular pineapple cake that is served upside down.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Main Ingredients : Pineapple (पाइनेपल/अनानास), Refined Flour

Cuisine : American

Course : Desserts

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe Card


The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

  • Pineapple drained 8 slices

  • Refined Flour

  • Butter softened 50 grams

  • Demerara sugar 1 cup

  • Cake- Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Eggs separated 3

  • Butter softened 100 grams

  • Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon

  • Powdered sugar sifted 1 cup

  • Milk 1/2 cup


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas Mark 5. Grease and line a nine-inch round cake tin. Mix soft butter and demerara sugar and spread it in at the bottom of the cake tin. Arrange a layer of pineapple slices over the butter sugar mixture.

Step 2

For the cake batter, sift together the flour and baking powder. Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl; mix in the butter and vanilla essence. Whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry.

Step 3

Fold in the sifted sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites, then fold in the sifted flour, one fourth cup at a time.

Step 4

Pour the batter over the pineapple slices and bake in the tin and bake for about half an hour. Allow to cool a little before removing from the tin.

Step 5

Turn the cake upside- down, onto a serving dish with the glazed pineapple slices on top.

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