7 Oct 2015

Retro Baking & Walker's Bring It Back Campaign!

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
3 eggs
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?

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious and very cool. I bet this would be lovely with ice cream!


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