Friday, April 24, 2009

A Tribute to the 60's ~* Pineapple Upside Down Cake*~

One of the fruits I love the most is Pineapple! I love anything with a hint of pineapple in it :D On the contrary Amma( that's what I call my mom ) hates it :( So she usually stays away from anything made from it!

But for a change she did try this ! Maybe because I was behind her holding the cake in one hand with a ' sad doggie face' making sure she would atleast taste it ...and she did! "Mmmmm yummy" came her instant reply ! :D I'm on cloud 9!!:D

No matter how much I tried to market the cake with my bro.. it just din't work (I guess my marketing skills [ read it as dramatics] interest the elderly and definately not the teens!! :D ) He happily peels the slice of pineapple away and eats the cake beneath it! :(
But I just say that this one of the most moist cake I have ever had![Must mention that I have tried various other versions but this one simply is great!!!] It's very soft and light! Love it! Appan (that's what I call my Dad ) has no issues with anything! As long as it tastes good he happily eats it! :)

Took a big piece to my office and Zaappp!!! The cake was history! :D Infact many have placed an order with me :)

I have made atleast some 8 batches of it in a matter of 2 weeks! It was a MEGA hit! Defiantely !! I mean who cannot have a hit when it's Nigella!! :)



Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson

Ingredients
2 x 15ml tablespoons sugar
6 slices pineapple from a 425g can, plus 3 x 15ml tablespoons of the juice
11 glacé cherries, approx. 75g total weight
100g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g soft butter
100g caster sugar
2 eggs

Butter for greasing


Method:


1.Preheat the oven to 200°C. Butter a tarte Tatin tin (24cm wide at the top and 20cm diameter at the bottom) or use a 23cm cake tin (neither loose-bottomed nor springform).
2.Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the buttered base, and then arrange the pineapple slices to make a circular pattern as in the picture.
3.Fill each pineapple ring with a glacé cherry, and then dot one in each of the spaces in between.
4.Put the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, butter, caster sugar and eggs into a food processor and run the motor until the batter is smooth. Then pour in the 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice to thin it a little.
5.Pour this mixture carefully over the cherry-studded pineapple rings; it will only just cover it, so spread it out gently.
6.Bake for 30 minutes, then ease a spatula around the edge of the tin, place a plate on top and, with one deft – ha! – move, turn it upside-down.

It's yummylicious!! :D


Verdict:

No matter how much my brother hates pineapple ,for that matter any fruits in his cake, he asks me to make it sans the pineapple rings and only the juice :) It's very addictive!



-Ria








18 Comments:

Rachel said...

I would pick out the pineapple and the cherries and eat the cake!!!

workhard said...

Hi Ria.. i love pineapple upside down cake.. i heard about it long time back and never tried it until recently at a friend place and was completely in love with it..

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Divya Vikram said...

Sounds delectable! You sure are a great baker! You should start your own bakery!

Smitha said...

I'm not a big fan of pineapple as a fruit but I love pinepplae cake.

deeps said...

hope to enjoy more and more delicious stuff over here

Rachel said...

hey ria..

surprise surprise! i made this yday for the second time and that too 2 batches..it is a definite hit and so effortless..good to see it posted..will b bac for more :)

Ria Mathew said...

Rachael- So you can join my bro's club! :)

Workhard- Thanks for stopping by! It is indeed very good!! Try one for yourself and let us know :D

Divya- Thank you so much for the compliments! It is one of my cherished dreams! :)

Smitha-Great! So in some way or the other you like my fav fruit! :D Nice!!

Deeps-Thanks for visiting my blog! Do come back for more :)

Rachel- Roshini! Thanks for trying it for the first time!! And now that its tried again...it feels great! Yes,it is very effortless and can be done in a jiffy! So do come back ! :D

Vandana Rajesh said...

First time here Ria. You have a nice blog and this upside down cake looks terrific.

Varsha Vipins said...

Adipoliii..clap clap clap..Orennam seattle-lekku ayakkuooo..:D:D
Sure yum,will try sometime dear.:)

Ria Mathew said...

Varsha-Thank you dear! enthayalum ayachekkam!! :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks very delicious...love pineapple so much!:)

Ria Mathew said...

Vandana-Thanks for dropping by!! It is really good :)Do visit again!!

Malar- Thank you !!! Happy to see you here! :)Do come back for more!!

Shabs.. said...

Wooww ria, i had missed this recipe from ur post....I have beeen searching for a recipe for upside down cake since i had it from my friend, made by her sis. I made once and it dint come out as i expected, even though my freinds loved it!. I got a recipe from the delmonte pineapple tin's wrap and was waiting to try. Now I think I shud try ur version since it is a hit. Was surprised to see it here.

Shabs.. said...

I too love pineapple, I have a great recipe for pineapple cheesecake if u want to try...It was given to me by my friend and is a hit hit hit everywhere....many has that recipe. The only person who doesnt like it is my hus so i never made when im with him cos i will finish them all in one day...!!The whole world loves it.wud u want to try..?

Shabs.. said...

Hi ria.....
I tried ur pineapple cake today and it was, as u told....too good....i already had half of it warm....yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy..cudnt wait to get cold...I think the cake is a bit small for me:)Do u think i can double the batter and prepare the same way next time i make it??please let me know...it took 44 minutes in my oven!!!And one more thing, do u mind if i posted this recipe of urs in my blog giving a link to urs?

jasmin said...

Hi Ria......................

I tried this recipie and it came very well............Earlier I tried ur praline sponge gateau which was also a hit.

jasmin said...

Hi Ria......................

I tried this recipie and it came very well............Earlier I tried ur praline sponge gateau which was also a hit.

Michelle Pinto said...

Hi Ria, discovered your blog through Shireens Ruchik Randhap, and this has been one wonderful discovery ;-). The pineapple cake is baking away at the moment, can't wait to post on how it turns out.

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