If you're watching the Great British Bake Off final tonight then I hope you've got some cakes or sweet treats in! Walker's recently invited me to take part in sharing a retro baking recipe. It's to celebrate their Bring It Back campaign which relaunched five retro crisp flavours for a limited time. I've reviewed all of the flavours HERE.
When I saw the words 'retro baking' I immediately thought of making either a Black Forest Gateau or a Pineapple Upside Down Cake. In the end I decided to make a Pineapple Upside Cake as I have vivid memories of loving this cake as a child. In fact I'm pretty sure I had it as my birthday cake for a few years in a row! And I realised that my kids have never tried one, and bonus, it's such an easy recipe that they could get involved with making it too.
Of course I had to add a little twist to the original so this is a Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake!
Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake
8 pineapple rings
1-2 tbsp golden syrup
150g soft butter/margarine
150g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
8 glace cherries
25g dessicated coconut (plus more for decorating).
- Grease a large tin.
- Arrange pineapple rings in a circular pattern in the tin.
- Place a glace cherry or other small fruit in centre of each pineapple ring (I used a mix of glace. cherries and mango pieces).
- Drizzle golden syrup over the pineapple rings.
- In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar and eggs.
- Sift in the flour and mix until creamy.
- Pour cake mixture over pineapples and smooth down.
- Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
- Once cooled drizzle a little more golden syrup on top (I used a brush to dab some on each pineapple ring).
- Sprinkle with dessicated coconut to decorate.
It's quite easy to make and the result is a fruity and super sweet cake that was a winner with the family!
Thanks to Walkers for inviting me to bake a retro recipe. Don't forget you can still vote in the Walkers Bring It Back Campaign until 1st November 2015 with a chance to win £100,000! Enter by voting via the Walker website at www.walkers.co.uk or on Facebook and Twitter using the flavour hashtags:
Which flavour will you be voting for?