PINEAPPLE Upside-down cake (Eggless)

Posted by sharada | Sunday, February 22, 2009 | | 8 comments »

As elders say everything has to start on a sweet note.So here is my first post with a sweet note...i mean a sweet recipe Pineapple upside-down cake.I am a bit of a health freak so my first recipe is definitely a dessert but a healthy one.

This one i tried from - a light pineapple upside down cake but with made a little bit of changes by making it eggless and reduced the quantity of plain flour.The cake came out perfectly.It was a healthy treat and a sure keeper.

Vegetable Oil --1/3 cup
Brown sugar(packed) --1 cup
Pineapple --1 small
Plain flour(maida)(leveled) --3/4 cup
Wheat flour(atta)(leveled) --3/4 cup
Baking powder --1 & 1/2 tsp
Baking soda --1/2 tsp
Salt --1/2 tsp
Buttermilk --3/4 cup
Flaxseed powder --2 tbsp
Vanilla extract --1 tsp
Water --6 tbsp

1) Preheat the oven @ 180*C .
2) Grease a round 8"inch baking dish with oil and line with a strip of parchament paper.Brush the paper with oil.
3) Sprinkle bottom of the baking dish with sugar (1/4 cup) & arrange the pineapple pieces in a single layer on top of the sugar layer.
4) Mix 2tbsp of ground flaxseed with 6 tbsp of hot water and keep it aside for 10-15 mins.
5) Mix together in a large bowl plain flour,wheat flour,baking powder,baking soda & salt.
6) Mix buttermilk,flaxseed mix ,vanilla extract,oil and remaining 3/4 cup sugar.Add to this the above flour mixture one tbsp at a time and combine everything well in clock-wise direction only.
7) Pour in the batter over the pineapples in the baking dish and tap gently and smoothen the top.
8) Bake the cake @ 180 degree C for 50 mins .Allow it to cool for 20 mins and your cake is ready.
9) Serve it hot or cold.Enjoy!!


  • if you want to use eggs replace the flaxseed mix with 2 eggs.
  • used curds instead of buttermilk i.e., i mixed around 1/2 cup curds with water to get 3/4 cup buttermilk.
  • Used sunflower oil.
  • Can use 1 cup plain flour and 1/2 cup wheat flour as per the original recipe.
  • Used double acting baking powder.

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