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]
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
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).
A peep into my fellow marathoners kitchen!!
Happy Birthday to me..;-)