Pineapple Upside Down Cake (and a literary recommendation) 

I have a list a mile long of things I want to cook. Usually I become obsessed with them due to some foreign influence mostly books or movies. Take pineapple upside down cake, I’ve always wanted to make it as it is mentioned countless times in one of my favourite book series. In the set of Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich countless foods are mentioned it being a very focal point in the characters relationships together ( like every day life right?). But Pineapple Upside Down Cake is her mums speciality and a very comforting food for Stephanie and often used as a bribe by her mother. And after years of first coming across these hilarious reads I’ve finally made the cake. I’ve never had one before nor baked one so I didn’t really know what I was in for. It is delicious! It’s a caramely-slightly chewy but not sickly sweet confection that we both loved. 

And here’s the recipe. 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

125g butter melted

1 cup brown sugar 

Maraschino cherries

3 eggs beaten 

1 cup sugar 

1 cup plain flour

1tsp ba lining powder 

1/4 tsp salt

5 tbsp pineapple juice 

1 can pineapple rings (I had crushed pineapple in the house so I used that) 

Preheat your oven to 180C. Grease and line your cake tin (make sure you use a full cake tin not a spring form otherwise the mix will leak out the sides).

Melt the butter and add the brown sugar and place into the bottom of the tin. Laye the pineapple around the tin in the mix and insert cherries. 

Mix all other ingredients together and pur over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through. Allow to fill and flip onto a cake plate. Ooh and Ahh over how pretty it is. Serve with cream. 

What are your favourite literary or movie food moments? Has it made you recreate any of the meals? Please share. 

Happy baking and reading Nadia, xx. 


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