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 the goods

2 eggs
4 oz butter
6 oz sugar
8 oz plain flour
2 tspns baking powder
pinch salt
1 orange
2-4 tblspns dark rum

about 1 cup diced pineapple
2 tblspns rum
4oz butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar


time: 1 hr

you will need:

  • electric beaters
  • mixing bowl
  • kitchen scales
  • 8 inch baking pan
  • grater or microplane



2-4-6-8 pineapple upside down cake

This orange scented version of the classic upside down cake is sticky, sweet and moreish. Of course, the rum adds a certain something...

And being an upside down cake, we have to start with the topping:


beat the soft (not melted) butter with the brown sugar to form a paste. Spread this over the base of the cake pan. Arrange the diced pineapple into the sugar paste.


preheat oven to 375f

beat butter until pale

add the sugar and beat to combine

add the eggs, one at a time and beat

grate the zest from the orange and add to the mixing bowl

measure the flour, add the baking powder and a pinch of salt

pour the flour into the mixing bowl and beat to combine

squeeze the juice from the orange and add 2 tblspns of rum, beat into the batter

pour the batter over the pineapple topping

bake for about 40 mins

serve warm with cream and ice cream