An upside-down cake is a cake usually made in a pan with a curved bottom. Once cooked, turned over and allowed to set, the cake is eaten upside-down. Usually, chopped fruits such as apples, pineapples and cherries are placed at the bottom of the pan before the batter is poured in, so that they form a decorative topping once the cake is inverted.
Turning the cake upside-down is a critical process; if done improperly, part of it can remain attached to the pan, ruining the final product. To allow for an easier detachment, the bottom of the pan is usually covered with butter or sugar.
Traditional upside-down preparations include the American Pineapple Upside-down Cake, French Tarte Tatin, and Brazilian Bolo de Banana.
Five Fun Facts:
- Each pineapple plant only produces just one pineapple per year.
- Unripe pineapples don’t just taste vile, but can actually be quite poisonous. Eating it causes serious throat irritation and it has a strong laxative effect.
- Pineapples grow slowly, and can take up to two years to reach full size, so we pick and eat them when they are much smaller, but if they are left to their own devices they can reach up to 20lbs.
- Traditionally pineapple juice was used as a diuretic and to induce labor.
- The Bromelain enzyme in pineapples breaks down proteins. This means that you can use pineapple or pineapple juice as a meat tenderizer.
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake- pure deliciousness.
- Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake- Retro, creamy and delicious, this cake is the frozen version of the beloved classic. This takes a bit of extra time to make - but it's worth it.
- Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake- Every bite of this Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake is packed with sweet, creamy and rich flavor!
- Little Spring Cakes- These moist little cakes are perfect for a spring brunch or dinner party. Canola creates a much moister cake.
- Pineapple Coconut Bites - Who doesn't love bite-sized snacks? These adorable Pineapple Coconut Bites are packed with tasty flavor and are sure to make everyone smile!
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Nutrition information for one pineapple:
Fat: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 118 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 9 mg
Protein: 5 g
Sugars: 89 g