" Golden Circle " - Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"This is the best pineapple upside-down cake! My mother has the same recipe in a book from the 1970's and the same recipe is still available/posted on the Golden Circle website currently. Golden Circle is an Australian brand and canned from Australian grown products Sadly -this recipe I have not yet tried to make as gluten-free."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  • Melt the butter and pour into the base of a 20cm round cake tin; also brush the butter around the sides of the tin.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar over the base of the tin. Arrange the pineapple rings (a flat single layer)in the tin and place a cherry into the centre of each ring.

  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
  • Sift the flour and fold into the mixture, alternating with the milk.
  • Pour the cake batter over the pineapple and cherries.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and loosen the cake from the sides of the tin.
  • Invert the cake onto a serving plate. Enjoy either warm or cold.

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  1. Top notch cake!! I made it to take to my sister-in-laws for mother's day. As I had a bigger (24cm) cake tin, I made double the batter, then made some little apple cakes witn the little bit left over. When you test with the skewer, make sure you put it all the way in. I had to re-submit mine, because it wasn't ready when it looked ready. (My fault - no yours!) Still turned out beautifully! Thankyou!
  2. Great tasting cake !! Followed the recipe to a tee. Will make again. Made for Recipe Swap #44.
  3. It took us two tries to get this right. The first try was a comedy of errors. DD15 stopped the timer to microwave a burrito, so the cake was overcooked and dry, and the pineapple stayed in the pan. The second time we lined the pan with parchment and watched the timer, and got a rich, delicious cake. Both times we noted that the batter is too thick to "pour" -- we "spread" it over the pineapple with a spatula and had to be very careful with the cherries. Great with whipped topping! Made for OZ/NZ swap May 2008.
  4. I made this cake for my birthday today & to share with my work colleagues. Great taste & easy to make. I've always wanted to try this cake (remember seeing it as a kid) & was so happy to find a recipe. The toffee coating on top is very lush. The only thing to be aware of is that you should remove the cake from the tin as soon as taking it out of the oven, otherwise you don't get all the toffee & some of the fruit may stick. Thanks **Jubes** for sharing this wonderful recipe.
  5. Let me admit it, I made this cake and totally forgot to add the egg in. It wasn't until I had the cake baked, inverted on the plate and began to clean up that I saw the egg still sitting on the counter. My family is still teasing me about it. I can honestly say it didn't affect the taste of the cake at all. It had a wonderful flavor that we really enjoyed. The only problem was with the texture, just slightly gooey. This is going in my permanent recipe book with a big bold reminder to myself not to forget the egg in the future. Delicious recipe, Jubes. Thanks for sharing it!


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