British Spring Rainy Day Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

British Spring Rainy Day Recipe

British spring weather is constantly changing so here is a comforting recipe to go with a rainy day.

SPICED PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

Ingredients – serves 8

150g butter, softened

150g caster sugar

2 eggs

150g self-raising flour

1 pinch of salt

1 fresh pineapple cut into 2.5cm thick rings

80ml rum

For the spiced rum caramel

135ml glucose syrup

175g caster sugar

300ml whipping cream

15g unsalted butter

5g salt

80ml rum

To plate

4 dollops clotted cream

100g fresh pineapple, finely diced

METHOD

  1. YOU CAN EITHER USE INDIVIDUAL MOULDS OR A CAKE TIN. LINE WITH GREASEPROOF AT THE BOTTOM AND SIDES NEATLY.

  2. BEGIN BY MAKING THE SPICED RUM CARAMEL. BRING THE WHIPPING CREAM TO THE BOIL AND REMOVE FROM THE HEAT. IN A SEPARATE PAN, SATURATE THE GLUCOSE AND SUGAR WITH A LITTLE WATER AND PUT ON A HIGH HEAT. COOK TO A DARK CARAMEL.
  3. ADD THE HOT CREAM AND KEEP SIMMERING THE CARAMEL UNTIL FULLY EMULSIFIED AND THICK. TAKE IT OFF THE HEAT AND WHISK IN THE BUTTER, SALT AND RUM. SET ASIDE.
  4. TO MAKE THE CAKE, HEAT THE OVEN TO 180°C/GAS MARK 4. CREAM THE BUTTER AND SUGAR TOGETHER UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY. SLOWLY BEAT IN THE EGGS UNTIL INCORPORATED, BEFORE FOLDING IN THE FLOUR AND SALT.
  5. POUR ENOUGH CARAMEL INTO THE CAKE MOULDS TO COVER THE BASE- ABOUT 1/2CM THICK. RESERVE THE REST OF THE CARAMEL. PLACE A PINEAPPLE RING INTO EACH MOULD.
  6. PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 180˚C/GAS MARK 4. COVER THE PINEAPPLE RINGS WITH CAKE MIXTURE SO THAT THE MOULDS ARE FILLED AND BAKE IN THE OVEN FOR 20 MINUTES FOR INDIVIDUAL AND 35 MINUTES FOR A CAKE TIN. WHEN LIGHT BROWN, REMOVE FROM THE OVEN AND PLACE ON A WIRE RACK TO COOL.
  7. CAREFULLY SLIDE THE CAKES FROM THEIR MOULDS, MAKING SURE THE PINEAPPLE DOES NOT PULL AWAY FROM THE CAKE BASE.
  8. TO PLATE, PLACE A CAKE ON EACH PLATE. SCATTER THE DICED PINEAPPLE OVER THE CAKE AND QUENELLE SOME CLOTTED CREAM NEXT TO THE CAKE.

 

We hope you enjoyed the cake and stay tuned for another recipe!

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