Saturday, March 20, 2010

Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Spring is in! How would you like to make a Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake? This seasonal cake requires just 30 minutes of prep time and you can make it with canned or fresh pineapple.


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 6 to 8 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh pineapple, cored and halved
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 carrots, finely shredded (1-1/2 cups)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2. In small saucepan combine brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. butter, and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to boiling and is smooth. Pour in prepared pan; tilt to evenly coat bottom. Arrange pineapple slices over top.

3. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.

4. In large mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup butter on medium-high 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, beat until combined; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and 3/4 cup milk; beat on low after each just until combined. Stir in carrots. Spread batter over pineapple.

5. Bake 45 minutes or until golden and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes. Invert on platter. Cool 30 minutes. Makes 9 servings.


9 diner's comment:

Carmen Araneta said...

Thanks for this recipe. Will cook it for dinner dessert in the near future.

CaptainRunner said...

Looks yummy!

Laikka said...

Copied!!! I'll do this today..heheh thanks!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Yummy, penge sis... Daan muna ako dito bago magchurch.. Adik talaga lol..

Rechie said...

agi ko diri sis..galaway jud kog maau sa imong mga recipes diri sis Dhems...

Unknown said...

Kalami ani suwayan tsang, i love pineapples andcarrot. Suspagbasa naku naa mn nutmeg, wala mn ko ana kabayoa na. pwedi cinnamon hehehe.

MinnieRunner said...

Thanks sis, will try this one :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Kakaiba ito. Usually ang upside down cake ay gawa sa pineapple lang. Ngayon lang ako nakakita nang recipe nang pineapple carrot upside down cake. Masarap siguro ang lasa nito. Patikim naman, hehehe, lol. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

eden said...

sarap naman..nice kaayo parisan ug coffee..