Friday, 8 November 2013

Pineapple upside-down cake

    This is one of the most delicious cake I had ever baked.  This special cake was made for my birthday. And its taste was so amazing that it justified the occasion.


As the name goes, pineapple upside-down cake is baked with pineapples , caramel syrup and Butter cake batter  on the bottom of cake dish, later titled upside down and served.  Though these are recommended with an dollop of cream, trust me just a hot slice is enough  :D 


   
Do make sure you serve them warm.


Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 55 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients required

For caramel syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4-5 pineapple slices, fresh
For cake batter
  • 11/4 cup flour
  • 11/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup milk

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.  Sieve flour and baking powder once, combine and keep aside.
Using knife, cut the central core of pineapple.  This is called as 'eye' and usually not required for our cake. 




For the top browny layer, combine butter and sugar in a pan and bring to heat. 








Now, note above that sugar is all melted, this will take around four minutes, now pour them over greased baking pan. 


Arrange the pineapple slices over them, I also arranged few apple pieces which is completely optional.


For preparing cake batter, combine  sugar, butter, egg, essence in a dry vessel and beat well till combined.



Now add in flour and milk, alternatively in batches so that no lumps are formed.



Batter is ready, now pour this over pineapple rings. 


Bake them for 40-55 minutes till done.  If wooden rod/skewer inserted comes out clean, cake is ready. 




Out of the oven, cool them for two minutes.  After, run a knife over the edges of the cake and place them over heat-proof plate upside down. This is done so that caramel sets properly over the cake.  Now slowly, release the pan..



Enjoy......



Happy Baking!!!!  :)  :)

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