My Mother's Upside Down Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Another cuppa

One of the major reasons I joined this website, yes I know there are many recipes. But try this one and see what you think, compare with your own :) You will certainly NOT be disappointed. I also find it is an excuse to get kids to eat fruit! We would always demand this every Sunday after a roast, and pour tonnes of golden syrup over it and let the sponge absorb all the sweet gooeyness.

Top Review by Supermannn

Very good. Didn't make any changes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 180-190°C/350-375°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Prepare the fruit, melt the butter and pour into the bottom of a 7 inch ovenproof dish or cake tin (one with a loose base). Top with the brown sugar and golden syrup and arrange the pineapple rings on the glaze. Add a piece of banana in the centre of each ring (you might need only one banana depending on its size).
  3. For the Cake: Cream the butter (or margarine) and sugar. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour. Spread over the fruit then bake for approximately 1 1/4 hours. Turn out, serve hot with a helping of cool double cream which soaks so yummily into the sponge -- or even cold as a cake rather than a dessert.
  4. Warning: to not leave the remaining cake batter on the side- you'll demolish it! or the kids will :).
  5. Serves 4 as a dessert, 6 for tea.

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