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Caribbean upside-down cake

Caribbean upside-down cake

The dominant flavours in this cake are pineapple and almonds. The pineapple is caramelized first separately, with brown sugar and lime, before being laid in the bottom of the tin. The cake batter is then poured over.

The cooked cake is turned out to reveal the lovely golden pineapple layer on top a moist almond cake.

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Last modified on: September 8th 2015

For 1 cake, you will need:

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How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
27 min.40 min.1 hour 7 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe

1 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #1

Prepare the tin or mould

Use a springform tin if you have one, about 9 inches (23 cm) in diameter.

Line the bottom with a circle of cooking parchment.
3 min.
2 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #2

Caramelize the pineapple

Peel 1 pineapple, cut into fairly thick slices and remove the hard central core.
5 min.
3 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #3Cut the pineapple slices in half.

Using a non-stick frying pan, melt 20 g butter on high heat, then add 50 g brown sugar.

Lay the pineapple pieces on top and caramelize...
4 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #4...on both sides. 10 min.
5 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #5When nearly done, add the juice of ½ lime and leave to reduce for a minute or two. 1 min.
6 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #6Arrange the pinapple slices flat in the bottom of the tin or mould so that they do not overlap.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
4 min.
7 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #7

Prepare the cake batter

Put 6 eggs and 100 g brown sugar into a food-mixer bowl. Beat until the mixture is pale.
5 min.
8 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #8Sieve 200 g flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder on top; add 100 g ground almonds. 2 min.
9 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #9Fold the dry ingredients gently into the egg white using a soft spatula. 2 min.
10 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #10Finish by adding the melted 180 g butter once it has cooled. Fold this in gently. 2 min.
11 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #11Pour the mixture into the tin or mould on top of the pineapple. 1 min.
12 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #12Bake for about 30 minutes.

Check to see if the cake is cooked before taking it out of the oven.
30 min.
13 Caribbean upside-down cake : Photo of step #13Turn the cake out onto its serving plate as soon as it comes out of the oven. Remove the paper from the top and leave to cool before serving. 2 min.

Remarks

If this is to be an "adult" cake (that no children will be eating - whatever else were you thinking?!), you can also add 2 tablespoonsful of rum with the lime in Step 5.

If you would like a syrup to serve with the cake, after taking the pineapple out of the pan, deglaze it with 2 glasses of pineapple juice + the juice of a lime. Leave this to thicken on low heat. Serve in a sauce boat, preferably hot or warm.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
500386 gr561 gr268 gr
250 %33 %53 %41 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1633 gr18 gr9 gr
8 %1 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For 1 cake : 7.12 €

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