01 June 2015

Mini Makes - Pineapple Turnover Cake

The Mr quite often purchases tins of fruit to take to work along with his salads, and this can result in an overflowing supply of mango, peaches, pears and pineapples in the cupboards. I decided to use up a few by whisking up a basic turnover cake this morning which not only provides a little more room on the shelves but also a delicious, and slightly retro, dessert.

Adding fruit to puddings makes it healthy, right? That's what I like to tell myself anyway!


Pineapple Turnover Cake Recipe





You will need
170g/6oz butter and some for greasing
170g/6oz caster sugar and 2tbp
3 eggs
170g/6oz self raising flour
8 pineapple rings
16 glace cherries

Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Cream together 170g/6oz of butter and 170g/6oz of sugar in a bowl
  • Mix in the eggs
  • Sift in the flour
  • Combine everything well to create your cake mixture and set to one side
  • Grease a an ovenproof dish with butter and then sprinkle over 2 tbsp of sugar
  • Spread out the pineapple rings in the dish
  • Place two cherries in each of the pineapple rings. You can add some chopped ones into the cake mixture too if you wish.
  • Spread the cake mixture evenly over the top of the pineapple ensuring it is completely covered and place it in the oven
  • Cook for around 35 minutes until the cake is golden in colour and risen
  • Carefully turn the cake out onto a plate or board 
  • Cut into pieces
  • Scoff

The cake itself is light and fluffy while the pineapple and cherries add some interesting texture and stickiness to the top. It's a recipe that reminds me of my childhood which is lovely to think about while consuming. We had it served with Kelly's Cornish vanilla ice cream


Have you added pineapple to your cooking before?


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35 comments :

  1. I love pineapple upside down cake, and I haven't made it for years - thank you for the recipe and reminder - it looks just delicious :)

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  2. I love pineapple upside down cake, shall have to make it with the girls. Thank you for sharing the recipe

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  3. that looks delicious, haven't had this in years - what a nice recipe, must make it

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  4. I haven't had pineapple upside down cake in years, definitely going to make it looks gorgeous, nom nom nom x x x

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  5. Like everyone else who has commented, I haven't had this for years. It was a big thing in the 80's. Glad it's on the come back. Looks delicious x

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  6. Like everyone else who has commented, I haven't had this for years. It was a big thing in the 80's. Glad it's on the come back. Looks delicious x

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  7. Pam Francis Gregory2 June 2015 at 18:03

    Ooh love Pineapple turnover!

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  8. Oh yum! I love pineapples but have never included them in my desserts - think this one is a winner this summer :D Thanks! x

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  9. I haven't made a pineapple turnover cake since I was in school but I did get an 'A' for it :) Hubby loves pineapples so might have to try & make my 2nd ever one.

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  10. I so remember making this in school I really should give it another go!!

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  11. Wow that's a blast from the past! One for the weekend I think :)

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  12. Love a pineapple upside down cake

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  13. Margaret Clarkson
    Lovely recipe, thank you.

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  14. My daughter would love this, she is pineapple mad, she pinches them off everyones slice of pizza!

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  15. I must have a go at this some time.

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  16. I love this cake- I used to make these at school

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  17. This looks delicious, I would like to try and make this.

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  18. I haven't made one of these since school days!

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  19. Looks yummy !! far too tempting for me ... but i know it will hurt my tummy !

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  20. Love pineapple - pineapple upside down cake was one of the first things I remember making at school.

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  21. I love this type of cake...... plus with custard.. yum

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  22. OH wow!!! This brings back memories, I haven't had pineapple upside down cake since I was at school and that was a long time ago! I must make this for my little ones and I :)

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  23. Delicious pudding.

    Rachel Craig

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  24. I've never made one of these, or had one. So now I really want to. Looks great fun to make.

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  25. Had forgooten about upsode down cake! This looks great and I'm sure it would go down well here. Haven't used pineapple much in cooking as husband not too keen on it in savoury dishes, think he'd love this though!

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  26. This looks absolutely scrumptious! I will definitely be putting this on my list of baking over the summer!

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  27. oh i havent made this in years and I love it too, i will have to make this again

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  28. I make this quite often in the summer, a very refreshing cake

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  29. Do you know, I've never had upside down cake but I don't know why as this looks delicious! :)

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  30. I love this :) Our favourite fruit is pineapple yum! X x

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