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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic dessert made of a sweet medley of cherries and pineapples, a luxurious brown sugar topping and a soft chiffon cake base.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword pineapple Upside down cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 274 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

For the Pineapple Toppings:

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 7 round slices of pineapple
  • 9 pieces maraschino cherries drained

For the chiffon cake:

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Pour melted butter on a 9 inch round baking pan. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the butter, then arrange the pineapple slices in a single layer on top. Place the cherries in the centers of the pineapples. Set this aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until lighter in color and thicker. Add in the oil, water, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Sift the dry ingredients over the yolk batter and stir well until smooth.

  3.  Whisk egg whites using a handheld or stand mixer. When soft peaks form, start to gradually add the sugar until stiff peaks form. 

  4. Fold the egg whites gradually into the egg yolk mixture until color is uniform. Be careful not to deflate the batter too much. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices assembly and using a spatula, smoothen the top.

  5. Bake the cake at 350 F for 25 minutes, or until the cake is golden. Let the pan cool on a wire rack then turn over onto a serving plate. The pineapples and cherries on the bottom of the pan will be the cake top as you invert the cake.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.