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    Pineapple, lime and coconut upside-down cake

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 40 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour, plus cooling
    • Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus cooling

    Serves: 12


    1 Waitrose Large Pineapple, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into 2cm slices (about 500g chopped weight)
    150g light brown muscovado sugar
    ½ x 160ml can coconut cream
    1 lime, juice

    Coconut lime cake

    115g unsalted butter, softened
    120g light brown muscovado sugar
    3 Waitrose British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs
    ½ x 160ml can coconut cream
    50g desiccated coconut
    200g self-raising flour
    1 lime, zest 


    1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4; grease the sides of a 23cm solid round cake tin (or 20cm solid square cake tin). Put the pineapple and brown sugar in a large pan over a medium-low heat. Allow the sugar to melt, then simmer for 5-6 minutes, turning the pineapple to coat. Lift out the pineapple; put in a sieve set over a jug. Simmer the pan syrup for 5 minutes, then whisk in the coconut cream, a pinch of salt and the lime juice, simmering for another 2-3 minutes until deep amber and caramelly; tip into the base of the tin.

    2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar using electric beaters until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the coconut cream and any juices from the sieved pineapple. Fold in the desiccated coconut, flour, lime zest and a pinch of salt until you have a smooth batter.

    3. Arrange the pineapple over the base of the tin, then tip over the batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Run a knife around the edges of the cake, then cool for 15 minutes. Carefully invert onto a plate and serve warm with cream, if liked. 


    Cook’s tip
    Add a glug of dark spiced rum to the caramel and the cake batter for an adult version.

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