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Pineapple Upside Down Cake #WackyBakers & a Num Noms Freezie Pop Giveaway!

We have had fun baking in the kitchen recently thanks to Num Noms the wacky new collectables.  Each of these little toys that smell and look like different foods from sweet to savoury.  These guys challenged me and my little ones to get in the kitchen and create a delicious bake for their #WackyBakers campaign.  Were we up for the challenge?  We sure were who doesn’t love cake!!!!!

Before stepping into the kitchen though we decided to get unboxing our series 2 Freezie Pop Deluxe pack for a little inspiration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plpmvHaXzbk

The pack includes 6 freezie pop Nums (OJ Pop, Nana Pop, Wild Berry Freezie, Kiwi Freeze, Creamy Po and a Mystery Num )

2 motorized Noms (Icy Peach Go-G and Icy Pina Go-Go), 1 freezie pop container, 1 freezie pop accessory, and 1 collectors menu.

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The girls loved all the new flavours especially Nana Pop and Creamy Pop.

Inspired by their love of pineapple and the Icy Pina Go-Go Nom the girls decided we simply had to make a pineapple upside down cake.  I will mention that part way through mixing this my mixer died (it was a disaster, but of course you can’t abandon a cake part way through so with a bit of elbow grease we got there, phew!!!!).  I let my little one do as much as possible but where knives and heat were involved I took over (kitchen safety is important!)

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Ingredients

430g Tinned pineapple slices you might want to save a little of the juice to use too.

3 medium eggs

250g caster sugar

120g butter (I like using lurpak)

Extra butter for the tin

1 tbsp soft brown sugar

120ml milk

210g plain white flour

3 heaped tsp baking powder

2tsp vanilla essence

Method

You need to line a 9 inch lose bottom baking tin.  Using the extra butter apply a thin grease layer on the tin to help the cake come out easily.

Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly around the base of the baking tin.

Place the pineapple slices on some kitchen towel and dab until they are dry.  Place on the bottom of the backing tin.  We used 7 and ate the last one, yum!

Place the milk and butter in a pan and heat lightly until the butter melts.  This can be done whilst you are doing the next step to save time.  Once it has melted set aside.

*Optional, deduct 1 tbsp of milk if you want to use a tablespoon of pineapple juice in the mix.  The juice will be added when you combine all the liquids (when you pour milk and butter mix into mixing bowl).

Take one keen child and a mixing bowl.  Measure out the sugar into the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla essence.  Mix well.  You need to get as much air into this.  You know it’s ready when it becomes a lighter colour and looks thick and creamy.

Pour in the butter and milk mixture and stir well.

Combine the flour and baking powder and sift into the mixing bowl. Gently fold in using a spatula with a figure of eight motion.

Try not to over fold or the cake will lose it’s fluffy texture and become dense.

Once combined pour over the pineapple rings and cook for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.  Then lower the oven to 180 degrees cover the cake with foil and cook for a further 30 to 35 minutes depending on your oven.

Now the hard part, wait for the cake to cook.

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Check with a metal skewer to see if the cake is cooked through before removing from the oven.

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The cake can be served warm with ice cream or cream but it is just as yummy when eaten cold.

Enjoy!

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This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. I’ve never had a pineapple upside down cake before – I need to try it x

    1. My goodness, you must try one it’s gorgeous!!!!

  2. These are such cute toys. Good luck with the giveaway! :))

    1. Thanks, these are popular with children so if you have any or have nieces or nephews then make sure you enter.

  3. I love pineapple upside down cake – I haven’t had it for years though. I need to make some soon!

    1. I hadn’t had it for ages so this was the perfect opportunity to make some.

  4. Gosh now this takes me back! I remember making pineapple upside down cake back in school and I was so proud of my creation! xxx

    1. Me too, I made it when I was at school and a few times since then.

  5. I absolutely love pineapple, but i’ve never tried a pineapple upside down cake! Crazy!
    Yours looks yummy! And those Num noms are cute! My little sister would love them!

    1. You will love it it’s fabulous!!! The Num Noms are cute and smell nice too.

  6. I’ve heard about upside down pineapple cakes before and always wanted to try it so thank you for the recipe! 😀

    1. No problem. Have fun baking!!!

  7. This looks like such a great giveaway and that cake looks awesome.

    1. It tasted pretty good too 😉

  8. Wild Berry Freezie

  9. that pineapple upside down cakes looks so nice and baked well too!

  10. The Wild berry freezie sounds like a nice scent.

    1. The girls loved that one.

  11. The pineapple cake looks so delicious!! I’m so excited that you all wore chef hats hahaha!

    1. Lol the girls had great fun playing with those hats 😉

  12. The Pineapple Upside Down Cake really turned out lovely. The girls could take over from Mary Berry when GBBO transfers to Channel 4 🙂

    1. Lol, thanks Jo. I don’t think anyone will be watching it when it changes channel 😉

  13. Not had pinapple upside down cake in years. I feel a bake coming on but unfortunatley supposed to be resting as have pneumonia yet again. 🙁

    1. Oh no, I hope you feel better and can bake soon x

  14. My fav is Icy Pina Go-Go!

  15. I need to try and attempt this pineapple upside down cake this weekend, looks great. Great giveaway too, my daughter loves Num Noms

  16. fab giveaway and do you know i have never ever tried pineapple upside down cake

    1. Oh no, you really should it’s lovely 😉

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