Pineapple upside down cake

Submitted by Alison Bailey

Pineapple upside down cake

1 from 1 vote
Serving: 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • Melted butter to grease tin/silicon mould
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 20g butter (pref unsalted) melted
  • 440g can unsweetened pineapple slices, drained (or sliced fresh pineapple)
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • Double cream to serve


  • Grease and line bar tin or silicon mould.
  • Combine brown sugar and melted butter (mix it really well) and spread across base of tin. Arrange drained pineapple slices on top of sugar mixture.
  • Sift flour, bicarb and spices into a large bowl and add caster sugar.
  • Finely chop 2-3 pineapple slices and put into another bowl. Add egg, vanilla and banana to pineapple and mix lightly.
  • Make a well in the centre of flour mixture and add egg mixture - stir until just combined.
  • Spoon into tin and cook on high in slow cooker, with a towel under the lid until cooked when tested with a skewer.*
  • Cooking time suggested is 2-3 hours on high
  • Allow to cool in tin before turning out onto a plate. Slice and serve with thick cream or ice cream.
  • * Note - different slow cookers vary on heat and cooking time, so always test with a skewer after 1-2 hours to check if it's cooked.

1 thought on “Pineapple upside down cake”

  1. Farrier Fawcett

    1 star
    My cake ended up being an uncooked, gluggy mess, even after three hours in my slow cooker (Sunbeam Secret Chef, which cooks hotter than most). There is too much liquid in proportion to the amount of flour. There is a quarter cup of olive oil in the ingredients list, but it is not included in the method. I did add the quarter cup of olive oil with the wet ingredients. Perhaps cut the amount of olive oil down to two tablespoons, given how wet the mixture already is.
    Three quarters cup plain flour and a quarter teaspoon of bicarb is inadequate for the recipe. Perhaps try a cup of plain flour and one teaspoon of baking powder, instead of the three-quarter cup of plain flour and quarter teaspoon of bicarb soda.
    I ended up throwing the mess out. I would probably not try this recipe again.

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