Saturday, 19 July 2014

Pineapple Macadamia Upside Down Cake

I've got a certain fascination with up-side down cakes. Perhaps its the ideal of a buttery and go-ey surprise hiding at bottom of the pan. The main reason is because the cake is just so good with fruit baked in a sticky syrup. 


For this edition of the Home Bakers hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, the chosen cake is the Pineapple Macadamia Upside Down Cake. I simply love pineapple in bakes so this cake has been in my to-do list for the longest time. Most upside down cakes, unlike this recipe, I know use canned pineapples. The fresh pineapples were naturally sweet, and their flavours enhanced by the maple syrup (original recipe called for corn syrup but I substituted it for a richer flavour). Together with the macadamias, it went perfectly with the buttery cake.


I loved this cake, thank you Alice of I Love. I Cook. I Bake for this great choice! Please click here for the full recipe.


20 comments:

  1. Looks so delicious Mich and a perfect way to celebrate the end of a Hawaiian fest with both fresh pineapples and macadamia nuts. Looks so moist too. Have a super weekend. BAM

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  2. I had always wanted to try baking a pineapple upside down cake but I do not know why till now I have yet to do so....probably worried that it might not turn good to my taste. I never know if i dont try right....

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  3. Great combination: macadamia nuts + pineapple. I'd love to try it.

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  4. Hi Mich, wow.... that's a very delightful cake. Look awesome and the texture is very moist. I love anything pineapple especially in cakes and dessert. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Up-side down cakes have always been a favourite in our house. The addition of macadamia nuts has taken this to a whole new level. Excellent!

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  6. Mich, it is a beautiful cake! Great that fresh pineapples are used. I never like the canned ones.

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  7. I love Pineapple Upside Cake Mich but, I have never made it with fresh pineapple. I bet it's delicious especially with maple syrup and macadamia nuts. It's so "tropic", lol...Thanks for sharing, Mich...

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  8. very pretty cake! i see if i can make this but i know it's gonna be late though ..

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  9. Damn!!! that's a pretty looking upside down cake!!!!
    Eversince i'm allergic giwh pinneaple, i think i'm gonna replace it with peach...

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  10. Mich, this cake looks amazing. I love pineapple and macadamia nuts.

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  11. I am a big fan of this cake, it is very delicious to put pineapple and macadamias together :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Hi Mich,

    Sorry that I have not been baking much with THB lately :p I must apologize to Joyce too...

    This very tropical of upside down cake sounds very yummy but I prefer the cake with just pineapple with no macadamia nuts :p

    Zoe

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  13. I love pineapple in cakes and with macadamia nuts even better! Looks very good too.. just the perfect cake to have with coffee or tea. Nice, simply!

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  14. I've seen several pineapple dessert recipes today! I didn't buy pineapple at Costco that I was eying on...but next time I should pick one up! My husband loves pineapple upside down cake! Love that you added macadamia. I have to check it out! Looks very moist inside and delicious!

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  15. Hi Mich,
    We like this cake too, for its buttery and moist texture. I used canned pineapple as the fresh one I bought was rotten!

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  16. I love upside down cakes too, something so interesting about them. This sounds great.

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  17. Hi Mich! Wow I love any kind of bake that has a fruity tangy flavor to it! This looks delicious! And adding macadamia nuts for that extra crunch and texture is just genius! Have a good day ahead my friend! ;)

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  18. Hi Mich, I too love this cake
    I always love any upside down cake, moist and yummy most of the time! :)
    Yours are pretty!
    Sorry for the late visit :)

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  19. What a scrumptious cake. I have been doing little baking, over the summer, except for my grandkids and an occasional cake for hubby. I should make this one.

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  20. I too love pineapple up side down cake and this one with the extra nuts for crunch sounds delicious! The pineapple you used looks so yellow and sweet!

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