Sunday, 11 March 2012

Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Oh my oh my ~ we have a new family favorite in this house!  We have been going gluten free and I will be sharing some failures and also some successes, like this cake!

I did an internet search for recipes and came up with this one:  The only thing I did different was use a little less sugar.  Seems like most white base cakes are made by whipping egg whites into meringue and so they are very light.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake ~ Gluten Free


  • 3 tbsp shortening or margarine
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 pineapple rings from a can, cut in half
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 9 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice


Melt shortening with sugar in a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan and arrange pineapple slices in sugar mixture. Separate eggs, and beat egg whites until frothy. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and beat until stiff, but not dry. Sift in 6 tablespoons sugar and beat until stiff again.
Sift together the rice flour, remaining sugar and salt and set aside.
Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add lemon juice and flour mixture. Beat only until smooth.
Add a small amount of beaten egg whites to yolk mixture and stir until blended.
Fold in remaining egg whites with rubber spatula.
Pour batter over pineapple.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Turn upside down.

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