Pineapple upside-down cake recipe
Here is our friend Lynn's pineapple upside-down cake using Mild and Light Olive Oil.
The use of olive oil not only makes a lovely cake and it’s better for your heart.
It’s a recipe that uses all that’s in the tin – don’t throw away the sugary-juice as that’s reduced down as a glaze.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
- Tin of pineapple pieces/chunks/rings, c 540g
- 4 medium eggs (or 3 large eggs)
- 195g soft brown or caster sugar
- 275g plain flour
- 195ml Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Prepare your cake tin by lining it with the baking paper (it’s easier to ‘stick’ if you grease the tin first with a little oil/buter/margerine).
- Turn your oven on to 180C fan oven / 200C conventional oven.
- Drain the can of pineapple over your saucepan to catch the syrup.
- Place roughly 75% of the pineapple in the bottom of the cake tin, arranging it as you wish.
- Dice the remaining pineapple into small pieces.
- Whisk the oil and sugar together first in the bowl until it lightens a little in colour.
- Add the flour, baking powder and eggs and mix thoroughly.
- Finally add in the reserved chopped pineapple and stir this in gently, rather than vigorous whisking.
- Pour into the cake tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 45-50 minutes.
- Test the middle of the cake with a skewer: if it comes out clean it is baked, if there is a little wet cake mix still on it continue to bake for another 4-5 mins and test again.
- Leave the cake to cool in the tin.
- Now reduce the pineapple syrup by heating it over a medium-high flame. It should bubble a little but not be fully boiling on the heat (or it will brown). Reduce down until it is the consistency of a runny honey.
- Invert your cake out onto a plate or serving dish.
- Drizzle the warm syrup over the cake.
- You can eat while still fairly warm, or leave to cool fully. This is also lovely as a dessert with custard, cream or ice cream.
Don’t throw away the sugary-juice as that’s reduced down as a glaze!