Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner


For the caramelized pineapple:

  • 1 medium sized pineapple
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 4Tbsp unsalted butter

For the cake:

  • 1 3/4 cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • dried cranberries, for topping (optional)


For the caramelized pineapple:

1. Peel and core the pineapple, then cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. I used pineapple slicer, which cores and slices an entire pineapple.

2. Mix the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, without stirring, for about 3 minutes or until bubbles start to appear and you see dark color syrup around the edge of the pan. Swirl the saucepan in a circular motion so the sugar caramelizes evenly. Keep swirling gently until the caramel is medium golden brown. Turn down the heat to the low and whisk in the 4 Tbsp. butter.

3. Add the pineapple and gently stir to cover with syrup. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the pineapple slices turn golden brown. Transfer and arrange pineapple slices to a slightly greased 9" round baking pan. Continue to simmer syrup for about 3 minutes more or until thick. Pour on top of the pineapple slices. Arrange dried cranberries in the center of the pineapple slices. (optional) Set aside.

For the cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, sift all dry ingredients and set aside.

2. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar at medium spped until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla extract, evaporated milk and water. Continue mixing for about 1 1/2 minutes or until all ingredients are well blended. Turn speed to low and gradually add the dry ingredients making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally. Increase the speed to medium and mix for another 1 1/2 minutes.

3. Pour batter into pan with caramelized pineapple.Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to completely cool down. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the pan and then invert the cake onto a serving plate.