UPSIDE DOWN PINEAPPLE CAKE

Upside down pineapple cake is a classic! For some weird reason, I had never made it before. I skipped college on Monday and decided to finally make this classic cake. It was so good that it is one of my favourites now!

I used canned pineapple slices to make this cake. You can use fresh pineapple slices as well. 

INGREDIENTS-

For the topping-
•    butter for tin
•    5-6 tablespoons brown sugar
•   6-7 pineapple slices

For the cake-
•    2 cups all purpose flour ( 256 g)
•    4  tea spoons baking powder
•    zest of one large lemon
•    3/4 cup white granulated sugar (150g)
•    1/2 cup oil ( 120 ml)
•    2 eggs
•    3/4 cup milk/buttermilk

 

PROCEDURE-

•   Pre-heat your oven to 180C.  Grease the pan with the butter and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly in the base. Arrange the fruit in an even layer on top of the sugar.
•    In a  medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and lemon zest.
•    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat oil and sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, beat in eggs one at a time
•    Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients alternating with butter milk, starting and ending with flour mixture. Beat until smooth
•    Carefully pour the batter over the arranged fruit and bake at 180C for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden-brown.
•    Let the cake rest in the tin for 10-15 minutes before taking it out.