There are certain things that you always wonder about, imagining it might have tasted this way or maybe your imagination is playing up. It's always been this way, when it was with baking as those many years back, when I was baking, I always used eggs and never tasted any of it myself. I had to do with the feedback everybody else gave me. Well, that's changed now. When I bake, it's always eggless and I don't' care if my cakes are not those spongy or fluffy textured, in fact, I feel these are much better than that! I love Pineapple and we always get the whole fruit, even though cleaning and trimming take effort.
I suddenly remembered that I could bake the Pineapple Upside-down cake and I was intent on it. However, by the time I went back home, I realized that pineapple was no more there in the fridge. So I again had to wait for this weekend to buy another one and I made sure I took everybody's plan. I procrastinated as much as I could. I was simply getting lazy. I had marked down three recipes to be made and all happened to be cakes. Sunday was the only day left out and I couldn't miss out.
Pineapple discs - 2
Pineapple Juice - 1//2 cup
Pineapple Chunks - 1/2 cups
For the Sugar Caramelize
Sugar - 2 tsp
Butter -1 tsp
Water - 2 tbsp
In a pan, melt sugar along with butter and water, cook till the sugar turns golden brown.
For the Cake
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Condensed Milk - 1/2 tin
Butter - 100 gms / 2 tbsp
Pineapple Essence - 1 tsp
How to make the cake
Trim the pineapple pieces and place them on the bottom. Pour the caramelized sugar over the pineapple pieces.
In another bowl, take the condensed milk, add butter, and beat well. Slowly add the flour and gently fold in.
Add the pineapple pieces and juice, fold in well along with the essence. Add the baking powder and mix well.
Pour over the pineapple layer and bake in a preheated oven at 185C for 15 mins and then at 155 C for 10 mins or till a knife comes out clean when inserted.
Also, the cake tends to be soft and not very fluffy, it depends on the tray you use. I almost used a bigger one than required.