Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This is one cake I have always looked up with awe:) am not a daring baker........I have this weird habit of pushing certain recipes for a later day and some I just bake with a rush of blood.This is one such example. Have seen a lot of pics but never tasted here is my first attempt - my way :) Love pineapple...and the simplicity of this cake.
First,mix half a stick of butter with 3/4 cup of brown sugar and coat the flour dusted pan evenly.Place the pineapple slices.Wish I had some cherries to place in the center - ok time :)

Sift together a cup of all purpose flour and a teaspoon of baking powder three times and set aside.In a stand mixer,beat a stick of butter and a cup of sugar  until creamy.
Separate 3 eggs and add the yolks to the butter sugar mixture along with a teaspoon of Vanilla essence.
Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry.
Now, add flour to the butter mixture 1/4 cup at a time ,fold in egg whites in between.
Add a little milk if ever the batter is found to be too thick.Spread the batter on the pineapple slices.
Set it to bake in a preheated oven at 180degrees Celsius for about 45 minutes.Pierce with a skewer and if it comes out clean,take it off the oven & allow it to cool.Turn the cake upside down ............
Upside down - just as it is called :) some names I tell you are so apt!
Kids wanted it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream - it sure tasted good !!!