Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

How about celebrating my 100th post with a cake and here is the perfect recipe. Who would have thought I would reach this milestone. An year back  when I started the blog  I thought  I will leave my recipes as legacy for my son. Never knew I would get so involved .. to post 100 recipes.
My endeavor has been to post recipes that are quick to make, easy to follow so that even new comers to the world of cooking can whip up a storm.
You will notice that my recipes generally are low on oil , using fresh ingredients most of the time. That's so coz I post what I love to eat. These recipes, I cook them all the time for my family.

Here is a  delightful dessert (Cake). So soft and light. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. I , personally prefer to serve it just like that so it's freshness is not camouflaged.

I used a 10" round pan but after baking it I felt 9 " would be ideal as the cake would be slightly taller than what it is now.


























Ingredients :
Topping:
unsalted butter,                                2 tablespoons cut in small pieces 
brown sugar                                     
1/4 cup 
Pineapple                                         8 slices
Cherries Fresh or 
Frozen                  

Cake Batter:

all purpose flour                                1 1/2 cups (195 grams) 
baking powder                                  
1 1/2 teaspoons 
salt                                                   
1/4 teaspoon 
unsalted butter,                                 
1/2 cup (113 grams) at room temperature
granulated white sugar                       1 cup (200 grams)
pure vanilla extract                            
1 teaspoon 
eggs                                                  
2 large 
milk                                                  
1/2 cup (120 ml)   

Method:

  1. All ingredients should be at room temperature.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" or 10" round tin. I used a 10".
  3. For topping : in a pan melt butter and sugar . Continue heating it , without stirring till bubbles start appearing on the sides.
  4. Remove from heat on pour it over the prepared tin.
  5. Now arrange pineapple slices and cherries.
  6. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius .
  7. Mix All Purpose Flour, baking powder and salt  .
  8. In a large bowl beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy .
  9. Scrape down the sides , add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
  10. Beat in vanilla extract.
  11.   Add the flour mixture (in three additions), alternately with the milk (in two additions), ending with the dry ingredients.
  12. Pour the batter over the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  13. Mine was done in 40 minutes. It depends on your oven.
  14. Do the skewer test to check the doneness of the cake.
  15. Remove from the oven on a wire rack.
  16. Let the cake cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  17. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the cake.
  18. Carefully invert the cake on a serving platter.