May 21, 2011

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

cake 1

I was waiting for a wonderful occasion to bake this super delicious pineapple upside down cake & I finally made it for the pravin's birthday.  The cake was very soft in the bottom with caramelized pineapple as the toppings.  Perfect cake for the kids & birthday parties too.  

Ingredients :

For the Toppings :
  1. Unsalted butter - 1/4 cup (55 gms)
  2. Brown sugar -  3/4 cup
  3. Pineapple (Fresh / Canned)
  4. Candied cherries (optional)
For the cake batter :
  1. All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Baking powder - 2 tsp
  3. Salt - 1/4 tsp
  4. Butter - 1/2 cup
  5. Sugar - 1 cup
  6. Eggs - 2 nos
  7. Milk - 1/2 cup
  8. Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
cake 3

Method :

For the topping :

1.   Melt the butter & brown sugar together over the medium flame.

2.   Evenly spread the butter in the prepared baking pan.  Arrange the pineapples & cherries over the sugar mixture.

For the cake batter :

1.   Sieve together the flour, baking powder & salt.

2.   Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla extract & egg yolks one at a time.

3.   Add the flour mixture alternating with the milk, ending with dry ingredients.

4.   Whisk the egg whites till firm peaks and gently fold it in the cake batter. 

5.   Pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices & spread evenly.

6.   Preheat the oven at 180 C & bake it for 45 mins or until done.

cake 2

Enjoy baking :)

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