Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Gluten free & vegan
- Gluten & dairy free
1 tin pineapple rings
Soft light Brown sugar
150g caster sugar
150g dairy-free margarine
75g gluten-free plain flour
75g gluten-free oat flour
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
A few drops vanilla extract
Cut a strip of greaseproof paper to fit along two sides and the base of a 1 ½ pt deep ovenproof dish. Spread a layer of dairy-free margarine over the paper and sprinkle a layer of soft light brown sugar sugar over the top.
Place the pineapple rings on top of the sugar and fill the gaps with glace cherries (optional).
Cream together the second dairy-free margarine and caster sugar.
Beat in the eggs a little at a time.
Weigh the gluten-free plain flour, gluten-free oat flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir together then sift at least twice to fully distribute the baking powder. Alternatively blend together in a food processor.
Fold into the creamed mixture.
Pour over the top of the pineapple and spread to level.
Bake at 190°c / 170°c fan oven / 375°f / gas mark 5 for 25 – 30 minutes until the sponge is firm to touch and a knife inserted comes out clean.
If the top of the sponge starts to brown before the sponge is cooked, cover with a sheet of greaseproof paper until the sponge is cooked.
Leave in the dish for 10 minutes. Run a sharp knife around the sides of the sponge. Place the serving dish on top and turn the cake out onto the dish.
Serve with dairy-free custard.
In all recipes requiring self-raising gluten-free flour, I advise stirring the flours together with the gluten-free baking powder then sift at least twice to fully distribute the baking powder. Alternatively blend together in a food processor.
Gluten free cakes are crumblier than other cakes but taste just as good. To cut neat slices, dip a serrated knife in hot water and wipe clean between slices.
You can make your own gluten-free oat flour by blending gluten-free oats in a food processor until fine. This may not turn out as fine as shop bought but is not as expensive.