Delicious Paleo Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Paleo pineapple upside down cake with cherries:
One fresh pineapple, cut in 1/4″ slices. If you want to be lazy, a can of sliced pineapple will do, but drain and rinse.
1 cup of Frozen or fresh pitted cherries
1 cup Coconut flour or almond meal- I like coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut or almond milk (I use coconut because it is what I had.)
1/4 cup honey
3/4 teaspoon baking soda (Try Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda, 16-ounces (Pack of4))
1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (Spicely Organic Cream Of Tartar, 0.5 Ounce)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (You can easily make your own or try Nielsen-Massey Vanillas 8-oz. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract)
Caramelize the pineapple in a pan. When slightly brown around the edges, add the thawed pitted cherries. These will be ready in no time, so watch them closely. When ready, dump into an oven safe dish.
Mix together the other ingredients in a bowl. When I bake, I really just eyeball the ingredients. If the mix looks to runny, add more flour. If too dry, add more milk. Baking is more common sense than anything else. Actually taste the batter… If it tastes bad raw, it will taste nasty when baked. If its gross, fix it. Add honey, a spice (like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg…whatever you’ve got! Baking is an adventure. Enjoy it!
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. This isn’t an exact science nor is it rocket science! Just watch it and when a fork or cake tester comes out clean from the middle, you’re done in the oven. Don’t over think it!
Enjoy your Paleo pineapple upside down cake!
There are so many variations that can be made from this cake. Any fruit…you know, peaches would be excellent! I tried this with peaches and a quarter cup of coconut sugar instead of cherries and pineapple. No honey. Here is a cooking tip I have learned when cooking paleo. If you use almond flour, balance it out with coconut milk and vice versa. Sometimes we can get burnt out on a certain flavor, and for some reason coconut is one of those flavors for me. I think it is one reason why I struggle to stay the straight and narrow on paleo.
Have any of you made a paleo pineapple upside down cake using any variations of this recipe? We would love to hear from you.
If you can’t use fresh pineapple, try this brand. I love buying from Amazon!
Bob’s Red Mill
Or…I sometimes like Trader Joe’s brand. It’s a little coarser and requires a little more moisture in the recipe so you would have to compensate accordingly, but I like this one too.
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