Not only is this cake delightful to eat, but also a feast for the eyes. This moist, delicious cake can be enjoyed as a dessert or with a cup of tea.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Sweet and delicious pineapple upside down cake
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 servings
Calories 413 kcal



  • 50 grams butter softened
  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 7 pineapple rings in syrup drained and syrup reserved
  • 7 glacé cherries


  • 100 grams butter softened
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 100 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  • For the topping, beat in 50 grams of butter and 50 grams of brown sugar together until creamy.
  • Spread over the base and quarter of the way up the sides of the round cake tin.
  • Arrange 7 pineapple rings on top, then place 7 glacé cherries in the centers of the rings.
  • Place the butter, caster sugar, self-raising flour, baking powder, vanilla essence and eggs in a bowl along with 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple syrup.
  • Using a whisk, beat to a soft consistency, spoon into the tin on top of the pineapple and smooth it out so it's level.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Then turn out onto a plate, serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.


Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 737IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg
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