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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Fresh Pineapple

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is an absolute classic! We think we took it to a whole new level by using Fresh pineapple and lots of cinnamon. A delicious dessert served warm with Greek yoghurt or cream after dinner, or a lovely sidekick to your mid-morning coffee!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Australian, British
Servings 6 portions


  • 90 g unsalted butter 40g for topping and 50g for sponge (room temperature)
  • 45 g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300 g fresh ripe pineapple about ½ a medium pineapple
  • 90 g caster sugar
  • ½ lemon zest only
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 65 g sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the bottom of your tin with baking parchment and grease the sides.
  • Peel and core your pineapple. Cut into thick wedges.
  • With the back of the spoon, spread 40g of butter over the bottom of the baking parchment-lined tin. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon evenly on top of the butter. Then arrange your pineapple wedges snugly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the remaining butter, caster sugar, vanilla and lemon zest. When light and fluffy, add an egg yolk and sour cream and beat until incorporated.
  • Gently mix in the flour and baking powder, but don't overmix. Some white flour streaks are ok at this stage.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until firm peaks. Taking care to keep the air in, fold the egg white into the cake mix.
  • Spoon the mixture over the pineapple wedges and smooth the mix to make it level.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 35-40 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean
  • Leave the cake to cool in the tin for at least 10 minutes before attempting to remove. Invert the cake onto a plate/board and carefully peel off the baking parchment, making sure pineapple wedges stay on the cake. Drizzle with any juices remaining in the tin.
  • Serve warm or cold with a dollop of Greek yogurt or whipped cream.
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