Allergy Mums / Support for families with allergies

publication date: Jan 30, 2017

Vegan Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake

 

We had a spare pineapple (as you do) as a result of Molly’s yr. 8 art project. So we had to do something with it – why not make cake?? So we did, and we were delighted by this. Really moist, and delicious – making it with pineapple juice makes all the difference.

Made even better (if that’s possible) by a drizzle of caramel sauce.

 

Free From: Dairy, Egg, Soya, Nuts

Contains: Gluten

 

Preheat Oven to 170ºC, 340ºF

 

Grease a spring form pan lightly, then line the bottom with grease proof paper. Lightly grease the ‘top’ of the grease proof paper.

 

Ingredients

1 small pineapple

1 ½ cups self-raising flour

1 cup caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup Pineapple Juice

6 tbsp non-dairy margarine (melted – I do it for 30 seconds in the microwave)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cider vinegar

1 tsp baking powder

3 tablespoon brown sugar

½ tsp salt

 

Method

Prepare the pineapple. Using a sharp knife cut off the top and bottom on the pineapple. Then cut away the thick skin and cut into thinnish slices (1/4 inch). Using the point of the sharp knife cut out the core in each slice (if you have one of those nifty thingy’s that core fruit then this will be faster for you). 

You’ve prepared the pan so sprinkle 3 tablespoon of dark brown sugar on top of the grease proof paper (which you’ve lightly greased with dairy free margarine).  

Placing Pineapple

Don’t put the sugar all the way to the edges or it will stick to the spring form pan at the sides. Arrange the pineapple slices – one in the middle and the rest around the side in a circle. You may have to cut, and adjust to get a nice pattern.

Now make the cake batter.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, apple cider vinegar, and salt together.

Add in the melted margarine and vanilla and give it a good stir.

Add in the pineapple juice and mix to incorporate.

Batter on top

Carefully pour the cake mixture on top the pineapple and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

 

Cool in the tin for ten minutes.

 

 

Then put a plate over the top of the cake tin, and invert the cake onto the plate in one quick motion.

 

 

Undo the spring form part of the pan, lift off the lid and carefully take off the grease proof paper from the top of your cake. For reasons known only to God I took a photo with the grease proof paper on the cake, but not off. Under the paper is a lovely glossy brown sugar coating on the cake. 

Vegan Upside Down Cake out of oven

Cool and serve with vegan caramel sauce for extra indulgence.

Vegan Upside Down Cake

 

 



Brought to you by Allergy Mums

Our favourites!

Click to go to the recipe

 

Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Banana Cupcake
Vegan Lemon Curd Cupcakes
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Toffee Cupcakes
 Lime Curd and Coconut Cupcake
 
Search the Site
News

Fancy keeping up with our personal allergy experiences?

Then click direct to our blog section.

 

Allergy UK is a great charity providing information and help for people with allergies.

Their hotline is staffed by wonderful people offering their help free of charge.

Their number is: 01322 619 898

Allergy Blog Awards Finalist

You can listen to us on

Eat Allergy Safe talking about

how to cope with allergies.

Eat Allergy Safe

 

And here we are talking about Eczema - click the pic for

the link!

 

More Great News for us!

 Read all about it