Apr 28, 2012

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I always wanted to bake upside down cakes since it has real fruit studded on the top rather than just adding fruit puree or essence in some cake..You can taste the real fruityness in the cake this way. One of the most popular cake are pineapple upside down cake..I was waiting to bake it for so long and finally I made that happen couple of weeks before. I am also planning to bake apple upside down cake as well mango upside down cake..I will probably make the mango cake tomorrow. Do you have any other upside down cake recipe, tell me I am happy to make them.

Many of you think that this is so hard or tricky to make( I was thinking like that untill I made them), but it is so easy to make, trust me on this guys..You can taste the real pineapple in this truly. The original recipe calls for brown sugar, I know I could never find it here, so I always use jaggery in place of it and it worked really good..I highly recommend you to try this and tell me how it turned out. This recipe is for Blogging marathon day 6 ‘cooking with alphabets’ letter “P”.


All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup /120 gms
Butter – 100 gms
Sugar – ¾ cup / 150 gms
Egg – 1
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Milk – ½ cup / 120 ml / 4 fluid ounces
Pineapple Slices – depending on the pan
Cherry – as needed

For Jaggery Sauce:
Jaggery / Sarkarai – ¼ cup / 50 gms
Butter – 2 tblspn
Water a splash


Preheat the oven to 160 Degree C / 320 Degree F.

Take flour, baking powder and salt in a sifter and sieve it. Set this aside for a moment.

Take a round pan and butter it slightly and set aside.

Now take jaggery, butter and water in a sauce pan and melt it down. Pour this in the greased round pan. Now top it with pineapple slices and fill the gaps with cherries.

Now make the cake batter. Take butter. sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat it till fluffy.

Add in egg and beat again till fluffy.

Now add half of the flour mixture and mix well. Pour in the milk and mix again.

Now add in the remaining flour and mix well.

Pour this over the pineapple slices and bake it for 40-45 mins till the cake is done.

Insert a tooth pick and check.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool down. Invert it on a plate and serve.

Take all your ingrediants
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together
set this aside
Butter a round pan
Take butter, jaggery and a splash of water in a sauce pan and heat it up
cook till it is bubbly
Pour that in the greased pan
now arrange pineapple slices and cherries on top of it
Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl
Beat them till fluffy
add egg in and beat till fluffy
now add half of the flour mixture
and the milk..
now throw in the rest of the flour mixture
and mix well
Pour it over the pineapple
put it in the oven
and bake it till golden brown
Invert and Serve


  1. hi,

    this looks yummy.nice cake.


  2. I posted a mango upside-down cake about ten days ago, only without the jaggery/ brown sugar sauce. Why don't you try it and see what it's like with the jaggery?

  3. btw you pics are lovely; looks so yummy :)

  4. yummy yummy just yumm.....dats it...

  5. Drool worthy cake,love pineapple in cakes..looks irresistible..

  6. Looks great. My mom made this a lot when I was growing up; it was always one of my favorites.

  7. Super gorgeous cake,wish to have a slice..

  8. Cake looks fabulous and tempting.....

  9. Lovely Cake Aarthi. Never made this !!

  10. We loved it. I had made this last eggless and it was just so gorgeous to look at that I felt bad to even eat it :)

  11. Love the flavors and fruits in this cake Aarathi.. Love your idea of using Jaggery in place of brown sugar

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  12. Although I like pineaaple upside down cake, I actually prefer banana which I have made several times...I'll post a recipe soon

  13. I just had my breakfast, but this post is really making me hungry :)). Lovely cake, and lovely step by step pics, as always :)

  14. I have brown sugar. Should i use 1/4 cup of it?

  15. Can we use oil instead of butter. Can you specify the quantity

  16. Hi any chance i can use something else instead of the cake. Have been wanting to make this cake for so long but eggless. please suggest .

  17. Loved it aarthi....everyone liked it very much. I baked it in pressure cooker. Successful. Thank You.
    Here's how my turned out:



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