Friday 26 May 2017

Sticky Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple upside down cake is an old favourite that everyones had at some point. This one is a little different with it being super sticky on the top and it's perfect for a dessert. With a hint of cinnamon giving the pineapple a mellow spiciness, it makes it that much more enjoyable. Not to mention the lovely light sponge with a hint of vanilla - it all works so well together.

This recipe comes out really well with fresh pineapple, however, if you're struggling to find one, tinned pineapple also works. I've found fresh comes out stickier hence the preference.


Ingredients:                                                                                                             (Makes 6-8 portions)

1/2 fresh pineapple, cored and cut into 1cm thick slices / 1 tin
45g dark brown sugar
45g softened butter
Pinch of cinnamon

(Cake )
100g softened butter
80g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs

  • Cream the dark brown sugar and the softened butter together. Spread into a lined 18-20cm tin. 
  • Place the cut pineapple onto the mixture, keeping all the slices evenly apart. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
  • For the cake, cream together the caster sugar and the softened butter. 
  • Slowly add the eggs little at a time. Sift in the flour and baking powder, followed by the vanilla and cinnamon. Beat the cake mix until light.
  • Pour over the pineapple and smooth over. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Time will vary depending on oven.
  • Check if cooked using a knife or cake tester, seeing if it comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool slightly before removing from tin and leaving upside down. 
  • I like to enjoy mine whilst still warm, however, it's still incredible once cooled.



  1. I remember eating this when I was growing up in NZ. I had forgotten about it! Great recipe! I'll try it soon so that I can introduce my children to the delights of pineapple cake!

    1. Who doesn't Lisa? I think it's a recipe that has well and truly mad3 it round the globe. That would be great!


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