15 January 2011


Recently I had enjoyed baking birthday cakes for my family.  When the cake turns out well I feel elated and is motivated to continue baking for their birthday.  I try to bake simple and tasty cake without cream or icing.  Recently I baked a pineapple upside down cake for my DH's birthday.  It turned out marvelous.

Ingredients :
(a) 250g butter,
     200g sugar,
     220g plain flour,
     5 egg yolks
     1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda,
     1 teaspoon baking powder
     1 tablespoon rum
     1 tablespoon pineapple syrup

(b) 1 can pineapple
      3 tablespoons brown sugar
      Maraschino cherries
(c) 5 egg whites
     1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Boil 100 ml pineapple syrup with brown sugar till caramelized.  Watch over fire to prevent syrup being burnt.  Pour syrup into baking tin.  Arrange pineapple slices onto baking tin and put a cherry in every pineapple ring.

Cream egg whites, 110g sugar and cream of tartar till stiff and put aside.  

Cream the balance sugar with butter.  Add in egg yolks slowly into mixture and continue beating till fluffy.  Lower beating speed and add in flour.  Lastly add in pineapple syrup and rum and stir well.  Add in egg white to butter mixture.  Fold lightly and mix well.  Pour mixture slowly on top on pineapple slices.  Bake in the oven for 45 mins.

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