I have heard of it but actually never tried an upside-down cake. I know about upside-down apple cake.
We had my Honey’s parents over for lunch and as he wanted to prepare the lunch I had the dessert on my list. I asked him if there is something he would like me to prepare. And he suggested an upside-down pineapple cake. I never made it and so I was excited.
I made it in a square Pyrex glass pan. As my sweetheart had an old recipe out of a newspaper I just used paleo all-purpose flour and honey. The cake top was made of melted butter and brown sugar, I used ghee coconut sugar instead. Then the layer of pineapple slices and the cherries (I put them in 6, the remaining 3 slices I omit them). In the batter there is also milk, I used almond milk and instead of sugar I used honey. That’s all what I changed from the old newspaper recipe he had. And no one tasted a difference to the original one! I ‘fooled’ them again 😀
I think I will do the cake again, then with apples. What do you think? And how do you do an upside-down cake? Let me know in a comment.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Melt the butter in an 8-by-8" pan and spread the coconut sugar evenly on the bottom with the butter. Arrange the pineapple slices on the ghee-sugar cover, even overlapping lightly. Optional you can put half of the cherries (cut side up) in the pineapple holes. Set aside.
In a bowl mix the dry ingredients of the cake batter.
In another bowl with a hand mixer mix the honey and melted ghee until fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla, mix again well. Now add half of the dry ingredients and blend. Add the milk and blend. Add the rest of the flour mix and stir until well combined.
Pour the batter now over the lined pineapple slices and bake for 40 minutes.
When the cake is ready, run a knife around the edges of the pan. Put a serving plate upside down on the top and invert the cake onto the plate. Let it sit for a short while that the juice can soak in the cake. Then remove carefully the pan from the cake and let it cool completely.
The Maraschino cherries are an optional and of course not paleo. If you want you can put any other colorful fruit in the pineapple holes. Try blueberries, strawberries or even chopped nuts would be beautiful and tasty.