Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    1 hour

    This lovely cake is best if made one day before serving.

    108 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • Topping
    • 1 tin (425g) crushed pineapple
    • 60g butter, melted
    • 250g (1½ cups) brown sugar
    • Cake
    • 410g (3¼ cups) plain flour
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder
    • 250g butter,softened
    • 315g (1½ cups) caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20-23cmx30cm baking pan.
    2. Drain crushed pineapple and reserve juice. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, pineapple and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice together in a bowl.
    3. Spread onto the base of the greased baking pan.
    4. Add enough water to remaining pineapple juice to make 300ml (1¼ cups) of liquid. Set aside.
    5. Sift flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
    6. Cream butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla essence. Beat for further minute.
    7. Add flour mixture alternately with reserved pineapple liquid, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
    8. Pour cake mixture into baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.
    9. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

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    Reviews in English (107)


    Altered ingredient amounts. Too much baking powder... maybe self raising flour  -  25 Dec 2009


    This is an excellent cake recipe! I doubled the brown suger, pinapple and melted butter, and it turned out fantastic! I also baked it in a large bundt pan, it took about an extra 12 minutes, and it worked out very well.  -  20 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious and I served it for a birthday party and everyone raved. I love the crushed pineapple on top rather than the rings. However take my advice and DON'T make it a day in advance. The cake was a bit dry. Next time I will make this the day of the party.  -  07 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)