Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Upside down cake with caramelized pineapple is an extremely tasty cake to serve to gourmets. The preparation is easy and fast and has 2 important steps.

For starting, it’s the pineapple caramelized preparation and the second step is the cake execution.

Pineapple cake
Caramelized pineapple upside down cake

Ingredients for the caramelized pineapple cake

1 can of sliced Pineapple in syrup
1 cup -100g Flour
7 tbs -100g butter
1 cup -100g sugar
2 Eggs
3 tbsp. Pineapple syrup (get the syrup from the can)
1 teaspoon baking powder

Ingredients for the caramel preparation

7 tbs of butter

1 cup of sugar

Option :

The coconut powder is a perfect match with the caramelized pineapple upside down cake

Preparation steps

Caramelized pineapple preparation

Preheat your oven to 180°C which is 350° F.

For starting, drain the pineapple slices and collect their juice for the rest of the recipe.

In a large shallow fried pan add 7 tbs of butter and let it melt over high temperature, add all the pineapple sliced and 1/4 cup of sugar that you spread on all pineapple slices.

Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Caramelized Pineapple

We are preparing a caramel which can be done only over a very high temperature, it’s a chemical reaction coming from the sugar’s molecules. The mixture is bubbling strongly, in a few the pineapples will start to get a little bit brow. At the beginning it will be light brown and after a little bit more. I want you to keep it light brown and not dark brown, as we didn’t finish baking the cake.

light caramelization of the pineapples
Light caramelization of the pineapples

Cake preparation

In a bowl, mix the sugar and the melted butter. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth.
Add the flour, syrup and yeast. Mix a few moments to obtain a smooth paste.

Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Batter preparation

Then in a tart or cake mold, add the pineapple slides with the caramel syrup.

it’s a caramelized pineapple upside down cake. So, it’s important to not use a spring form as the caramel can’t stay in. The caramel will go over, and you will have a lot to clean if you try to use this kind of tart mold.

Add the batter preparation over the caramelized pineapples. And now, it’s ready, you could bake it!

Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Add the batter to the pineapples


Bake your caramelized pineapple upside down cake in the oven for 30 minutes, then do not let it cool completely before turning the cake out upside down onto a plate. Indeed, the caramel start to be hard and stick to the tart mold if you wait too much. My advice is to turn it upside down just some minutes after you take it off the oven.

Caramelized Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Bake the Cake

If you like this recipe, I think you will love the Tarte Tatin which is as well a caramelized upside down cake but not with pineapple but with apple.

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