Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A classic, this pineapple upside-down cake will be perfect with your late morning cup of tea. 


For the topping

  • 50g softened butter
  • 50g light soft brown sugar
  • 7 pineapple rings in syrup, drained
  • Glacé cherries

For the cake

  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • Syrup from the tinned pineapples


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ / 160℃ fan /gas mark 4. To prepare the topping, beat the butter and sugar together in your Cooks Professional stand mixer until creamy. Spread the butter and sugar mixture over the base of a prepared 20-21cm round cake tin. You can also spread it up the sides of the tin; it will likely spread to about a quarter of the way up the tin. Arrange the pineapple rings on top, and then place the glacé cherries in the centres of the rings.
  2. Using your stand mixer, add the butter, caster sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, and roughly 2 tbsp of the syrup from the tinned pineapples. Beat together to a soft consistency. Spoon the mixture until the tin on top of the prepared pineapple, and smooth it out so the mixture is level. Bake for roughly 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave the cake to stand in the tin for around 5 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Serve with a dash of cream, and enjoy!

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