Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pineapple Upside Down Cake(Eggless) for a "Happy Birthday"


Ahem ahem..its my birthday today and I so badly want everyone to wish me,hence the addition of “Happy Birthday” in the post name!Well,I have to tell you guys,how else would you know,right..?*wink wink*So while you guys sing Happy Birthday to me..I present you people with a yummy cake –Pineapple Upside Down cake.

As always,I had major plans for my birthday cake.Hubby tried to give me an option of ordering a cake from outside(since we stay a stone’s throw away from one of the famous cake shops in Chennai),I was adamant that I would be baking a cake on my own.Had bookmarked many(MANY) recipes.Suddenly,hubby decided to take me out for dinner and we went to GRT Temple bay in Mahabalipuram with friends.Even though I enjoyed each and every moment there,at the back of my mind I was thinking about the cake,to be cut at midnight.We reached home quite late and I had barely 2 hours to whip up the wonder..scanned through the recipe books for the easiest of the lot,decided to let go of frosting/icing since it would take up so much of my time.Chanced upon this one and I knew this was it.Had all the ingredients ready(Thank God for that!),made the cake and cut it at midnight.Planning to relish the rest today..;-)

Recipe Marathon – Day 23


Pineapple Upside Down Cake(Eggless) [Adapted from Nita Mehta's Cakes&Cookies]

Ingredients

Pineapple slices(Canned) – 5-7,thinly sliced
Glazed Cherries – a few,cut into two horizontally
Almonds – a few,halved

Flour/maida – 1 ¼ cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp

Butter – ½ cup
Milkmaid – ½ tin
Pineapple essence – 1 ½ tsp
Yellow colour – a pinch (optional)

Milk – ½ to ¾ cup,as required
Sugar – 3-4 tbsps,for making the caramel

Method

Grease a round cake tin and arrange a pineapple ring in the centre.Arrange the rest of the slices to fill up the tin(I arranged half slices all over).
Keep a cherry half in the centre of the pineapple rings,the cut side touching the bottom of the tin.
Arrange halved almonds around the slices(flat side touching the bottom of the tin). 
Heat sugar in a heavy bottomed pan till it melts and becomes golden brown.Pour immediately in the cake tin on and around the pineapple slices.Keep aside.
Cream butter and milkmaid.
Beat well and add pineapple essence and yellow colour.
Sift together flour,baking powder and baking soda.
Add the flour and milk to the butter-milkmaid mix little by little till it becomes a smooth batter.
Pour the batter into the decorated cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 150*C for 30-40 minutes.
Remove from the oven,loosen the sides and immediately turn into a wire rack to cool.

A peep into my fellow marathoners kitchen!!

1) DK
2) Siri
3)
Srivalli
4)
Ranji
5)
PJ
6)
Curry Leaf
7)
Medha
8)
Priya
9)
Bhawna
10)
Raaji
11)
Ruchii
12)
Anu
13)
Kamala
14)
Roopa
15)
Rekha
16)
Divya M
17)
Lakshmi
18)
Raaga
19)
Lakshmi Venkatesh
20)
Sripriya
21)
Viji
22)
Kamalika
23)
Pavani
24)
Karuna
25)
Roochi
Happy Birthday to me..;-)


30 comments :

  1. Happy birthday divya...pinapple cake looks delicious dear..

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  2. Wow I love what you have done Divya! I will definitly make these, but maybe not with those pineapple rings, but with diced ones,coz thats what I have with me now:) Maybe I will incorporate it :) Thats a beautiful cake you have there:)

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  3. cake looks perfect...happy birthday..

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  4. Happy Happy Birthday
    Happy Happy Birthday
    Many many happy returns of the day Divya...

    the cake looks yummy...I simply love this...and remember making it years back!

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  5. THat is one beautiful looking cake. Yu have explained it very well Divya.

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  6. Happy B'day Divya!!!!Hope u will send that yumm looking cake for us to share ;)..Have a wonderful day!!!

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  7. Looks delish.VERY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY.
    The cake is bookmarked

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  8. Happppppppppyyyyyyy Bdayyyyyy dear Divya! Wishing you all the happiness n success n everything you aim for to come true!! :D THe cake is a beautyyyy!

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  9. Happy Birthday .. Divya .. That cake looks sooper delish

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  10. Wishing you many more happy returns of the day Divya..have a blast..pineapple cakes looks prefect n delicious..lovely click..

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  11. A very happy bday divya...awesome cake..gr8 way to celebrate...very beautiful :)..good one.

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  12. what a beautifulll cake divya ,a very happybirthday to u

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  13. A Very happy birthday to you Divya :) May you have many more birthdays to come by.. Cake looks delicious

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  14. Belated B'day wishes. Cake looks delicious.

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  15. Happy birthday Divya, The cake looks delish and inviting. Hey I had my birthday in Nov too.I had also baked a cake for me.It is great.

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  16. Belated happy birthday to u yaar....cake looks delicious..

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  17. delicious and mouth watering! wish u a happy birthday!

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  18. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to dear divya......
    I much more prefr home made cake then shop bought ones.
    And this upside don cake looks beautiful and delicious

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  19. Hey Divya....Belated Happy bday....Wonderful cake...

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  20. belated happy birthday divya. cake looks fabulous!

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  21. this reinds me of my mammi every summer when I was in chennai she would make the best upside down pineapple cake and all the children will anything served for dinner that day without fuss, cause we knew then we will get the cake. Looks great

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  22. Thank you all for the Birthday wishes..;-)

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  23. A very very happy belated birthday Divya and i liked the cake so much. i am going to bake one for my daughter today. thank you very much.

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  24. this is definitely bookmarked!

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  25. Hi, how many cups is half a tin of milkmaid. Milkmaid cans are of different size. Could you please let me know.
    thanks,
    mickey

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  26. Hi Divya,

    Made the cake yesterday and it turned out pretty well. I'm in love with your eggless bakes.

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Divya.

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