Monday, May 17, 2010

Pineapple Upside-down Cake

May 13th was Father's day in Germany!! It seemed to be a busy week for the kids with both mother's and father's day in close succession. They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!! So, there I was in the kitchen, baking a Pineapple upside down cake while the kids were busy with their cards!!

Ingredients :-
  • half cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can pineapple slices drained
  • 4 eggs separated
  • pinch of salt
  • half cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Method :- 
  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  2. Melt butter in a pan. Add the brown sugar and stir until blended.
  3. Pour this mixture into a 10 inch diameter baking tray.
  4. Place the drained pineapple slices on top in one layer and set aside.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1 tbsp butter until smooth.
  6. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with salt until stiff. Fold in the sugar, 2 tbsp at a time Fold in the egg yolk mixture.
  7. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Fold into the egg mixture in 3 batches.
  8. Pour the batter over the pineapple and smooth level.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  10. While still hot, place a serving plate on top of the baking tray, bottom side up. Flip cake over. Serve hot or cold.
Final verdict : Anna was surprised to see the gooey texture on top and didn't like the look of it!! For the first time in her life, she refused to eat cake:-(  Dad was very happy and loved it!!!


  1. Yummy just by the look of it. I will follow the recipe. Hope I can copy it perfectly. The cake is good for presents.

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  3. This is a super easy and very delicious cake. The topping bakes right into the cake and makes for a very flavorful dessert. To remove it from the pan, I lined a cookie sheet with foil, put it on top of the cake, then flipped them over. Worked great. This is very good, I recommend you try it!