Tuesday, July 6, 2010

pineapple upside down cake


Seized by nostalgia from Vickis recent post on pineapple upside down cake, I started plotting immediately to make it. I had 5 bananas in the freezer from about 2 months ago, a new batch of bananas in my vegie box and voila! as I remembered in my Womens Weekly Kids Cookbook (that Vegie Bug ALSO swears by) it had bananas in the original recipe. Combine that with gluten free flour really needing a lot of moisture and a delicious cake was born!

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pineapple juice/water
1/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 can pineapple slices
1/4 cup UNPACKED brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

3. Pour juice off can of pineapple into 1 cup measuring cup--it should be about 3/4 cup juice. Add water to make 1 cup*. In a separate bowl, combine oil, vinegar and juice.

4. Place pineapple slices into the bottom of a 12 inch spring form pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Quickly mix wet ingredients into dry, stirring quickly to combine ingredients well and get out the big lumps.Pour into pan on top of the pineapple/brown sugar mix.

5. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool and loosen sides of cake from pan. Remove side ring and place serving plate on top. Flip cake over onto serving plate and remove pan bottom.

notes: I used pineapple chunks instead of slices. I used only the juice from the can (no added water) as I added 4 defrosted frozen bananas to the mix. I used Orgran flour mix to make it gluten free. I also didn't use a spring form pan I used silicone and it turned out great. I used demerarra sugar instead of brown and it was great too.


  1. Oh I haven't made upsidedown cake in a while! yours looks yummy!

  2. HAHA! the second I saw this post I knew which book it had come from :D I remember this one as a child too. Nostalgia is yummy!

  3. sounds yummy, you should make it again for the winter potluck :-)

  4. Im going to make gluten free pecan pie!!

  5. I am so in love with pineapple. I think it may well be my favourite food. This looks lush :)

  6. yes! pineapple is completely amazing, wrapped in a cake? incredible!

  7. This looks tempting! Esp given that I love pineapples.. :)

    You have a wonderful blog and I'm impressed to know its all vegan :) (I'm a vegetarian, hence the enthusiasm :D)


  8. hi divya,

    thanks for the lovely comment!



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