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How to Make Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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When you’re tempted to eat something sweet but don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, the pineapple upside-down cake is an excellent option. This dessert combines the freshness of fruit with the sweetness of caramel, and to top it all off, it’s a fluffy cake that melts in your mouth, all in one.

5-Minute Crafts shows you step by step how to prepare this delicious dessert without much effort and a whole lot of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Pineapple slices in syrup (as needed)
  • Cherries in syrup (or maraschino)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Vanilla essence to taste

Preparation

1. Place the butter in a saucepan and bring it to a simmer until it melts. Add the brown sugar.

2. Stir to integrate and dissolve. Cook until a dark caramel forms.

3. Butter a cake pan and then spread the caramel on the base.

4. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the caramel, like a flower. In the center of each slice, place a cherry. Set aside.

5. Crack the eggs into a bowl and pour the sugar in the form of rain.

6. Beat both ingredients until you have stiff peaks — that is, until the mixture increases in volume, looks fluffy, and has a soft yellow color.

7. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Finally, add a few drops of vanilla essence.

8. Mix everything very well with circling movements so as not to lower the volume created by the whipping.

9. Carefully pour the batter into the reserved pan. Even out the surface with a spatula if necessary.

10. Bake the cake at a moderate to low temperature (350°F or 175°C) for approximately 30 minutes. Once ready, let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

11. Run the knife around the inside edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Then cover with a plate and carefully turn the entire thing over.

12. Your pineapple upside-down cake is ready! The brown sugar caramel gives it that dark color and delicious flavor.

13. You can serve the cake warm. You can also make the same recipe with other fruits, such as apples, pears, and peaches.

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