Thursday, May 1, 2014
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
My blog isn't just a place for me to share recipes but also a place to store my recipes for future use. Both my sisters and I love our cookbooks and we are always borrowing books from each other and buying cooking magazines such as Australian Women's Weekly or Good HouseKeeping ... This recipe is one of those recipes I wrote down from one of my sister's (who is better cook and baker than me) cook book collection. Its fairly easy and delicious.
Recipe : Pineapple Upside Down Cake ( sorry I cant remember where I took the recipe from, ).
1/3 cup Light brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 can of Pineapple rings
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 10 inch round tray. ( I do mean lightly just use a piece of tissue to rub a tiny bit of butter. )
Place brown sugar and butter ( needed for base) and 2 tablespoons of the juice found inside the canned pineapple in a sauce pan. Place this over a low heat on stove top and gently melt the butter and just starting to simmer. Pour into the prepared tray, arrange the pineapple rings on top of the sauce.
Take two mixing bowls, in one , sift flour, baking powder, and salt and mix. Set a side.
In a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter till fluffy. Beat in egg , and vanilla.
Then , add flour mixture and milk, a little at a time into the egg mixture, ( meaning, add a tablespoon of the flour mix, beat in then add a little milk , mix then again flour , and so on). Once mixed, spoon over the pineapple slices, smooth the top and pop in oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Let it cool for 10- 15 minutes, then carefully run a knife around the edges and invert on serving plate, very carefully.