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Upside Down Individual Pineapple Cakes 2

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This one is a keeper, that one was a down-the-drainer. I will never ever cook that caramel ever again!!!
What changes did I made for this one?

I baked the caramel in the oven, together with my fresh pinapple slices, added cinnamon and totally changed the cake to a yogurt tea cake.

I remembered when I used to make pineapple jam, a cinnamon stick will make enhance the pineapple’s fragrance and flavour. It will not overpower, just enhance. Definitely it did, or maybe because I used just a bit. And butter cakes with this is a bit too much for me. I prefer this with something lighter. And Tartelette’s recipe suddenly came to mind, cos I did make that before, and was very very glad with the result. It was lighter than a butter cake, heavier than a sponge, definitely a perfect cake to used for this.

So, here’s what I did this time

8 slices of pineapple (1/3 inch thick)
4 glace cherries, halved
50gm butter, melted
80gm brown sugar
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1. Mix melted butter with sugar and cinnamon.
2. Arrange pineapple rings and cherry halves into baking pans.
3. Dot (1) over pineapple rings.
4. Place in oven.
5. Set to preheat at 170/180C.
6. When oven has preheated, sugar mixture would have melted and look bubbly.

Cake Batter4 large eggs
90gm sugar
110gm butter, melted
120gm plain yogurt
120gm cake flour
1. Combine melted butter, yogurt. Mix in cake flour until it becomes a smooth paste.
2. Beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale, for about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add 3 tablespoons of egg mixture into (1), with handwhisk, slowly and gently combine.
4. Add 5 more spoonsful and use a hand whisk to slowly combine.
5. Pour 1/3 of remaining egg mixture into batter, and fold with a spatula.
6. Repeat step 5.
7. Pour batter into remaining egg mixture and fold. Batter will deflate quite a lot.
8. Ladle batter over baked pineapple when the sugar is no longer bubbly (about 2o seconds upon removal from oven)
9. Return baking pans into oven and bake for 20 minutes or until surface is golden brown.
(If baking in 9 inch round pan, increase baking time to 40 minutes. Baking time takes longer than a regular sponge due to the high moisture content of cake)
10. Flip the cakes and remove from pan immediately, if not it won't come off nicely.

Verdict: A lot lot nicer :) 

26 lovely notes:

busygran August 11, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

I would like to have one for coffee break. :)
I like that your cake height is just nice for the fruit so that with every bite, there's fruit and cake together.

edith August 11, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

reminded me so much of my secondary school life - home economics.

DG August 11, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

This looks so pretty and delicious, can I have one?

neyeeloh August 11, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

I've been waiting for you pineapple upside-down cake for so long, finally you post it... gonna try it soon ^_^

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) August 11, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

great idea to prepare individually, this cake look moist and good.

Kitchen Corner August 11, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

Oh.. it's so pretty! The pineapples just sit nicely on top of each cakes that had presented flowery effects. I suppose it'll be yummy to served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Shirley @ Kokken69 August 11, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

This is really popular in the US. Do you know that Nordicware has a special bundt pan just for pineapple upside down cake?

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

Oh yes, too high and no fruit :)

Haha.... those days

sure can

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 11, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

Oh, let me know how it goes ya

yup, I've always liked the rings to be this way, rather than one whole cake

Kitchen Corner,
Fresh pineapple gave it better effect than canned ones.

I don't think I'll make this often,and I don't think I need a pan for it. Hahaha!!

ICook4Fun August 11, 2010 at 8:10 PM  

The classic upsidedown pineapple cake. What not to love :) Great idea baking it individualy. They look so much nicer than whole.

Jess @ Bakericious August 11, 2010 at 8:11 PM  

Wendy, the cake is so beautiful. I like the red cherry at the center of pineapple, well presentation!

My Little Space August 11, 2010 at 8:32 PM  

Hmm..mm... such lovely bake! I love simple recipe and they look so cute. Just perfect for gathering or parties. Hope you're enjoying your evening, dear.
Cheers, kristy

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

I love small cakes, quick to bake and easy too eat.


I think the portion is a bit too big for parties, one cake can take up quite an amount of tummy space. Hahah!!

Anonymous,  August 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

Hi Wendy,
Ur mini pineaaple cakes looks really lovely. Die-die must try recipe! I think fresh pineapple definitely will make a difference - sigh! but Fresh pineapple is soo...expensive in Oz!:(


pigpigscorner August 12, 2010 at 3:20 AM  

Upside down cakes are always so pretty to look at! well done!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 13, 2010 at 12:41 AM  

Haha, pineapple is so so cheap here.
Anything imported are expensive. Strawberries are so expensive here, even locally growns ones are expensive.


Yup, it's very pretty, but taste wise, there's nothing very fantastic about it. I don't think I'll do another upside down pineapple cake now that I've succeeded.

hana August 13, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

wahhh gud idea wat comel2! leh try nanti... dah lama teringin nak buat. thanx wendy!

Joudie's Mood Food August 13, 2010 at 3:24 PM  

I love individual cakes and this looks great as it is moist too. Can you change the base to say add, banana, or peaches instead ? Looks absolutely YUMMY!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 13, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

I'd say, up to your preference.
There are many upside down cakes around and you can even use apples.

Mumto4Angels August 14, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Very Nice and it's a good idea to bake individually...:)
I haven't try baking Pineapple Upside Down cake yet, cos the caramel thing always gives me a feeling that the cake will be very sweet :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 14, 2010 at 5:04 PM  

I won't deny some recipes call for a heck lot of sugar for the caramel.
But what I've done here is fine. A lot lesser than a lot of other recipes.

grace August 20, 2010 at 2:29 AM  

I love this idea. Cute little pineapple upside down cakes :) count me in.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more August 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

It's easier to serve compared to a large cake :)

Anonymous,  October 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

Hi Wendy,

I tried the recipe last night. oNly One word to describe.....is "SUPER"!!!! :)

Thanks for sharing your recipe. Appreciate it :))

Elyn Teo

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