Upside Down Pineapple Cake
When you don’t want to eat a creamy cake or don’t have enough time to make a more complicated one, the solution is an upside-down cake. It’s very simple and quick to prepare.
The recipe of the classic upside-down cake is starting with caramelized sugar. I made paleo version. I used honey instead of sugar. I smeared honey on the bottom of the springform cake tin. Then I put 1 slice of pineapple in the middle of the cake tin. I placed the rest of the slices around it and decorated with cherry. I put the cake tin into preheated oven to caramelize the pineapple. When it was ready, I poured the batter over the caramelized pineapple and baked until golden brown. It’s very important to wait for 20 minutes before you turn the cake out onto a plate. Be patient, otherwise your cake will fall apart. This is valid for both the classic and paleo version. This is how the upside-down cake is made.
It’s possible to use your favorite fruits of course. Most fruits are usable for upside down cake.
Pineapple is My Choice
This fruit is one of my favorites. Many thanks for the explorers of the 15th century who spread this delicious fruit around the world. The first European to encounter the pineapple was Columbus. It is incredibly versatile and can be consumed in a variety of ways. I use pineapple in side-dishes, pizza, sauces, smoothies, salads. I cook, grill or bake it and eat raw. It can be purchased fresh, dried, canned or frozen. I used fresh pineapple for this upside-down cake. I never use canned pineapple because of the sugar syrup and preservative in it. I’ve never seen canned pineapple in its own natural juice unfortunately.
This fruit is loaded with nutrients. It is especially rich in vitamin C, what is essential for growth and development, a healthy immune system and aiding the absorption of iron from the diet. Pineapples are great source of manganese. Manganese is naturally occurring mineral that aids growth. And it maintains a healthy metabolism and has antioxidant properties. Pineapples are especially rich in antioxidants known as flavonoids and phenolic acids. These antioxidants help your body combat stress. In addition to many good properties, pineapple is also very delicious.
Keeping Dessert Easy:
Upside Down Pineapple Cake
- 200 gram almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder gluten free
- 4 eggs
- 6 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pineapple peeled and cut to 7 pcs 1 cm thick slices
- 20 cherry pitted, fresh or frozen
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Cover the bottom of 25 cm diameter springform cake tin with 3 tbsp honey.
- Place 1 slice of pineapple in the middle of the cake tin, then put the rest of the slices around it and decorate with cherry in the holes.
- Place the springform tin into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. I suggest you cover the bottom of the springform tin with aluminum foil. The melted honey and pineapple juice could flow into the oven during baking.
- Meanwhile make the batter. Combine almond flour with baking powder.
- Mix 4 eggs with 3 tbsp honey by electric hand mixer.
- Add melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and salt. Mix well.
- Pour the batter over the top of the caramelized pineapple.
- Place back the springform tin into the oven and bake for 35 minutes, until golden.
- Leave the cake to rest for 20 minutes then turn out onto a plate. It’s ready to serve. Enjoy!