The easiest Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Have you ever woken up in the morning with the desire to just get on a plane to somewhere hot? To just get away from it all? That was me this morning. You’ll want to stay tuned this week as I share my top tropical destinations to escape the winter blues in partnership with Air Transat. But in the meantime, if you need a little break from the blistering cold, I am sharing a tropical inspired recipe that will have you smiling before the day is done. 

Being that I recently shared the importance of balance, a little cake is just what you need to brighten up your gloomy day. Trust me. If you’re like me, sometimes you get stuck in a cooking rut. Switching things up with a fresh pineapple from your local President’s Choice grocer can add a much needed change of pace to your daily routine. And this recipe couldn’t be easier!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. Topping Ingredients
  2. 1/4 cup Natrel Organic Salted Butter, softened
  3. 1/4 cup light soft brown sugar
  4. 7 pineapple rings - preferably cut from fresh pineapple
  5. Cake Ingredients
  6. 1/2 cup Natrel Organic Salted Butter, softened
  7. 1/2 cup light soft brown sugar
  8. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  9. 1 tsp baking powder
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 2 large eggs
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the topping, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  3. Spread over the base and a quarter of the way up the sides of a 20cm round cake tin or Bundt Pan
  4. Arrange pineapple rings on top, evenly spaced
  5. Place the cake ingredients in a bowl
  6. Using an electric whisk, beat to a soft consistency.
  7. Carefully spoon into the tin on top of the pineapple and smooth it out so it’s level. The mixture seems slightly thick - here's a trick to help it stay moist: add 2-3 tsp of olive oil to the batter!
  8. Bake for 35 mins.
  9. Leave to stand for 5 mins, then turn out onto a plate.
  1. This sweet treat will add a little bit of sunshine to your day and have your loved ones dreaming of a beach with you. Perfect for enjoying while planning your vacation with Air Transat!
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Now that you’ve satisfied your sweet tooth, it’s time to start thinking Vacation options. As mentioned, this week I’m sharing my favourite tropical destinations and how you can enjoy them via Air Transat. In the meantime, make sure to follow @AirTransat on Twitter and Instagram and ‘Like’ Their Facebook Page. You’re not going to want to miss my tips on how you can #ExperienceTransat and escape the cold this winter! 

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