Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
This was the first cake I ever made by myself seeing as it's soo simple. I find the pineapple flavor gets stronger the night after, and as a result the ginger flavor decreases. You can omit the ginger if you wish but I find the flavors really compliment each other. I originally got the recipe from a book but had to tweak a thing or two and so now this is just right. Produces one small cake
- 2 ounces butter (1/4 cup)
- 2 ounces brown sugar (1/6 cup)
- 1 (227 g) can pineapple rings (drained weight 140g)
- 2 candied cherries, halved (optional)
- 4 ounces butter (1/2 cup)
- 4 ounces light brown sugar (2/3 cup)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 ounces self-raising flour (1 cup)
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- Grease an 8 inch tin.
- To make topping: put the butter and sugar into a small bowl and beat together till nice and fluffy.
- Pour into tin. Place pineapple rings on top and cherries in the middle, personally I hate cherries so I never use them.
- To make the cake. beat together sugar and butter till fluffy.
- Mix in the pre-beaten eggs a little at a time.
- Sift in flour and ginger and mix.
- Add the pineapple juice from tin - I normally don't use quite all of it, but over 3/4. The batter should be quite thin. Mix again.
- Pour batter into tin, smoothing the top.
- Bake at 180C/360F for 35 mins, or until an inserted toothpick or knife comes clean and cake is golden on top. I find that if the cake is golden on top but the middle isn't cooked, lowering the heat to 140 degrees C (280 F) and baking until middle is cooked is the best solution and sometimes if a cake is being particularly stubborn with the middle not cooking lowering it further to 100 degrees C (200F) Although I've never had to with this particular cake.
- When cake is ready turn over and release tin so the pineapple rings are on top.