Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I think when it comes to summer fruit desserts are the best. When the air is warm, all you want to eat is something refreshing. Pineapple is one of the refreshing food that best eaten in the summer because it contains so much water in the fruit.

You can find pineapple everywhere, if you can’t get fresh pineapple, you can get the canned ones. And it’s not a strange fruit anymore. You can do pretty much anything with it. Eat it raw, canned, juice, jam, etc.

I grew up in Indonesia, you can pretty much plant pineapple anywhere you want. Just cut the head and plant it. You’ll have your own pineapple in 30 months :P I know it’s long time, but for some reasons I’m always obsessed with DYI things, including plating vegetables and fruits. I don’t like to take care of flowers that only look pretty. I prefer to plant something that will give me something. Habit :P


  • 1/2 cup caramel
  • 1 ripe pineapple, cored, sliced
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

How to:

  1. Pour the hot caramel to your baking pan. And place the pineapples on top of the caramel. Set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 170 C.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Set aside.
  4. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale.
  5. Add 1 egg at a time until incorporated.
  6. Add sour cream and mix well.
  7. Add vanilla extract. Mix.
  8. Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  9. Pour the batter to the pan. You should do it gently, so the pineapples won’t be messy.
  10. Bake it in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the top has nice golden brown colour.
  11. After your cake is baked, let it rest for half an hour before you take it out from the mould.

note: I personally like this cake a lot. I like the sweet and sour from pineapple and not-so-sweet cake. Another recipe from Raiza. And sorry for the short post, I am soooo very tired today.


  1. sarahsjoys says:

    YUM! Pinneapple Upside down cake was my favorite when I was a little kid! I haven’t had it in YEARS…Now you have me craving it! :)

  2. Kristy says:

    That looks delicious! Do you make your own caramel? Or can you recommend a good one to purchase. I love using seasonal ingredients and while pineapple isn’t grown where I live, I do enjoy it during the summer months. Happy baking!

    • Ridha says:

      Yes, I made my own caramel. Very easy, 2/3 cup of brown sugar and 2 tbsp unsalted butter.
      They don’t grow pineapple around here either. I currently live in Sweden, but almost all supermarkets selling this gorgeous fruit.
      Thank you for stopping by :)

    • Ridha says:

      Yup, you can google or try to find a video on how growing a pineapple.
      Because that’s what I always did when my mum bought pienapple, it’ll take a while until you can harvest it though :D

  3. pnwauthor says:

    Certainly a special treat. We used to eat pineapple upside down cake when I was a child. I remember that episode from the cartoon “The Jettsons” with the pineapple upside down cake.

    • Ridha says:

      We have to ignore how many calories in 1 slice to enjoy this treat though :P
      Unfortunately my mum didn’t bake as much, so I just heard about this great cake recently.

    • Ridha says:

      Hmm… I think I have to agree with that. All the recipes in my blog are the recipes that works for me, so I must say yes, it was a good recipe:P Gave me a great result :)

  4. Mandy says:

    Oh I am so happy to see this. We love Pineapple upside down cake. But I couldnt remember where I originally found our recipe or where it is for that matter. I think I will be using yours very soon!!!

  5. Jenny says:

    I’ve never tried Pineapple upside down cake but yours looks sooo good I think i need to remedy that and try this recipe :)

  6. This looks so delicious and beautiful. I had forgotten to eat breakfast today and these pictures reminded me. When I saw that cake my stomach literally growled. YUM! I’m going to have to use your recipe. Congrats on FP! For this cake alone you deserve it!

  7. I have never been a big fan of pineapple unpside down cake but maybe its because I haven’t had yours. This is making my mouth water! Are you a professional food photographer as well as a baker?
    Congratulations on being fresh pressed

    • Ridha says:

      Ooh… very nice of you :)
      Unfortunately I have no interest what so ever in photography world. Only cook and bake. But my husband is. You can check his blog here

  8. Logo says:

    I’ll quickly show it to my wife. It looks very tasty. When my loving wife will make it for me. I’ll invite you through your blog.

  9. I remember going to a ”show” dinner and the cook actually used tinned pineapple juice instead of oil because he said it was cheaper or healthier; I don’t really remember which one :P

    What do you think?

    Great post! Looks delicious!

  10. alison kunefke says:

    This looks like an amazing recipe and great for the summer months! Going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ridha says:

      You can of course, but might get different result. I don’l like sweet my self but I like this one, because its not very sweet. Just enough. So you might want to try this recipe with caramel first and see what you think about it :)

  11. omeletta says:

    This is the perfect summer cake! Pineapple is so versatile, too, I could easily eat it morning noon and night. Thank you for a good one!

  12. Thanks for trip back to my childhood! My Mom used to make pineapple upside-down cake frequently when we were kids. She used cherries instead of strawberries and did add the juice from the sliced pineapples into the mix. Thanks for the Great Story!

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