Microwave Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
18mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is the Day to Day Cookery version by IM Downes. It is a beautiful cake, arguably better than the oven-baked version.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease an 18cm round dish and place a greased circle of paper in the base.
  2. For the caramel, cream brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter and spread over base.
  3. Arrange a slice of pineapple in the centre with half circles around it. Fill spaces with cherries.
  4. For the cake mixture, beat 60g butter and sugar to a cream. Add egg and mix carefully without beating.
  5. Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the milk and mix.
  6. Pour mixture over caramel and fruit.
  7. Cook on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 6-7 minutes or until just firm in the centre. (I had to put mine on for an extra 2 minutes and 50 seconds, it will vary according to your microwave).
  8. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes before turning out onto a plate.
  9. Serve hot with custard or cream, or warm for morning tea.