Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Cake to indulge on

For me it's comfort food - gooey & good, I'm happy to eat it all without sharing it. No one for exact knows it's origin but it's All-American - a classic dessert, invented somewhere around the beg. of 1900's, many a times cooked on the stove top in cast iron skillet or in the oven just like any other cake. But it's served upside down so all the caramel rich pineapple comes on the top. No need to decorate this cake, you only need fresh whip cream with it.

Gooey, sweet caramelized upside down pineapple cake + fresh whip cream = HEAVEN.

It really tastes good, though it may look like little delicate to make but it's really easy.I would like to send this cake to Radhika's cook for yourself event, as her first blog anniversary celebration, once again Congrats dear.

Sorry no-photos in this post as I'm not able to upload the pictures, will post with next one.
Ingredients :
  • 1 recipe vanilla cake batter of your choice(for 8" pan)
  • 2 tblsp. butter
  • 5 tblsp. brown sugar
  • 5 pineapple rings( I used dole canned pineapple sliced into rings)

Method :

Heat cast-iron skillet on med. heat. For caramel heat butter add sugar & stir it. Cook it over medium heat till mixture get bubbly than arrange pineapple rings in it. I arranged 3 whole rings & cut rest 2 into quarters & fill the area which was empty.Cook for 2 min. or so then flip them and cook for 1 min. & turn the gas off let it cool little bit.

Now add cake batter on top of it & cook for 25-30 minute on 350 degree F oven. Once done let it stay in the pan for 5-7 min. after that invert it onto the cake plate. For that just put the plate on top of the pan & invert the pan & take the pan & cake is ready. Best served warm with some fresh whip cream.

Note : as we are using sugar to caramelize the fruit, I suggest to reduce the amount of sugar in the cake batter. I used half, of the required according to the recipe and it was perfect with lightly sweet cream.

Variations : Other fruits like apples, pears or peaches(firm one) can also be used. If you don't have cast iron skillet, use regular cake pan but prepare the caramel sauce & fruit in any heavy bottom pan & then transfer it to prepared cake tin & top it with cake batter.


Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks for the recipe,will be waiting to see the pic

sowmya.s said...

i made this too recently...loved it...

SE(Denufood) said...

hey seems very delicious!!nice explanation..

RV said...

Nice recipe, Thanks for sending it across for the event.

Malar Gandhi said...

Recipe sounds kool:)

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey nice cake..waitng for the pic...i like the concept of upside down cake, thy r so simple 2 prepare and very tasty 2...

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