Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Syd insisted on the purchase of a rather splendid pineapple the other day. I am rather taken with it as an object and am now searching for the perfect ornamental version – but in the mean time the real one needed eating – so we went retro and made a Pineapple Upside Down Cake.





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Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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A delicious pineapple cake - perfect for summer.
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: serves 8
  • 100g Pineapple rings - fresh or tinned.
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 6tbsp golden syrup
  1. Preheat the oven to 200'C/Gas mark 6
  2. Arrange the pineapple rings in the bottom of a greased/lined 7" cake tin.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Add the eggs and mix in.
  5. Fold in the flour
  6. Stir in the golden syrup
  7. Pour mixture over the pineapple, making sure they are covered evenly.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown and springy to the touch

pineapple upside down cake

pineapple upside-down cake



In an ideal world I would have gone all out retro and decorated with glacé cherries – but I didn’t have any so it will have to do as is. In a doubly ideal world I would have served it with a spiced rum cream, but I had no cream either, so I settled for a glass of rum on the side – nice and the added bonus of feeling like a pirate!

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. June 15, 2015 / 5:10 pm

    My oh LOVES pineapple and so I think this would be perfect to make for this Father’s day – thank you for sharing the recipe x
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  2. June 15, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    Pineapple is great, so tasty and healthy. I have never made an upside down Pineapple cake. Your looks great. I wouldn’t add the retro cherries however the spiced rum cream sounds superb. I may have to pinch your recipe, as I have Pineapple I need to use 😉 Thank you
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  3. June 15, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    I’ve never tried pineapple upside down cake before, it sounds fantastic! xx
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  4. June 16, 2015 / 10:15 am

    My gran used to make this and finish it by drizzling it in treacle and oh my it was so good x
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  5. June 16, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    We just bought a huge pineapple today. Thanks for the great recipe x

  6. June 18, 2015 / 10:56 am

    ooh wow looks so delicious , definitely something i would enjoy

  7. June 18, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Oh my word I can almost smell it! Looks absolutely delicious and we’d love it here. Thank you so much for sharing, so need to make more cakes! Hopefully see you at the weekend x

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