Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Eggless Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Growing up years are filled with so many memories of vibrant colors like a rainbow. And like a vibrant rainbow, it keeps showing up after every spell of rain. And when you start exploring different shades, your thoughts keep you wandering in lanes and by-lanes of joyous past.Isn't ?

One such memory was to see my ma making cakes in her old Bajaj OTG which was small, round and made of metal, aluminum with a glass top may be. (These days OTG is now part of a microwave or a convectional oven.) She used to make sponge cakes with eggs and butter- sorry Amul butter. And then after my marriage, came my ma-in-law who never used OTG, but made light fluffy sponge cakes in pressure cooker. I have blogged about that recipe a slight variation for cupcakes which was back in year 2008, you can go and check it Here

All over these years I have slowly started baking myself routinely, driven by some passion obviously. These days I am making baked goodies even if there is no special occasion and whenever I feel like. My sister-in-law is vegetarian. So, she likes cakes but if its eggless cake. This time my ma made eggless cake and used whole milk instead of eggs. The basic guidelines I got from my ma about the cake over a phone couple of weeks ago and improvised it by adding different flavors/fruits to the basic cake recipe. I hope my sister-in-law tries this out someday and even better if I visit them, would make sure they taste this cake.
I am slowly discovering the benefits of eggless baking and with normal cooking oil instead of butter or shortening. This eggless pineapple upside down cake is a light cake.Calories are less in this cake as it’s made of corn oil and is eggless. Corn oil is a great alternative to butter or shortening so watch out, it is a hidden treasure for you that I am sharing with you.

Here is the picture taken in night, just right after I flipped the cake over the plate.

And here is the left-over cake after our morning breakfast. This eggless pineapple upside down cake recipe is a keeper recipe.

Eggless pineapple upside down cake

Recipe requirements

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk+2 tbs more
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ¾ tsp of baking soda
  • 1 can of pineapple rounds
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of corn oil


  • Preheat oven at 175 deg C.
  • Prepare 9 inch round cake tin. Place one big round in the centre. And cut other 3 rounds in to half. Place them all around the central round circle of pineapple.
  • Mix sugar and corn oil.
  • Now add 2 rounds of pineapple all crushed.
  • Mix in flour+baking powder+baking soda.
  • Start mixing milk and flour mixture slowly with the sugar+oil+pineapple mixture.
  • When the cake batter is all set and prepared. Transfer this to the baking pan. Smooth out the surface evenly.
  • Bake the cake for about 40-45 mints at 175 deg C or till a skewer/toothpick come out clean when inserted in to the middle of cake.
  • Now take out and let it cool. Flip the cake over a plate and it’s ready to be served with evening tea or as part of your morning breakfast menu.


  • This cake recipe is made of corn oil. I do think in India sunflower oil is available; you can make cakes with sunflower oil as well. Sunflower oil is a great substitute for butter or shortening in cakes.
  • If you like fresh pineapple, use it. I felt it was too much of a job cutting a pineapple so, I preferred canned/tinned pineapples.

Sending this to Kid's Delight - Eggless and Vegan Bake, event hosted at Priya's Easy N Tasty and originally started by Srivalli at Spicing Your Life

and also to Healthy Diet Events at Raji's Vegetarian Tastebuds,originally started by Priya's Easy N Tasty.

Happy Cooking Friends


  1. awesome cake Dolly. love upside down cakes but as hubby is not very fond of these, they are seldom made at home.

    1. Thanks Sayantani for coming by..we recently started liking eggless cakes so have been making cakes without eggs most of the time..hugs and smiles

  2. Soft and moist,lovely cake..love it yum

  3. Lovely cake...my mom makes eggless cakes with yogurt..tumi sudhu doodh diye korecho...I know I have similar memories of baking cakes with my mother....she was/is a stickler for sieving the flour....ami oi sob kichui kori na...

    1. Suchi,
      hain sudho dodh diye korechi..many times condensed milk O use kori but then I reduce the sugar then..Have made cake with buttermilk instead of eggs but then thats another recipe..Cake besh moist thakhe buttermilk use korle..hugs and smiles

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    1. Hi Gauri, how are you?
      and nice of you to stop by..hugs and smiles

  5. Yummy cake,looks so inviting n nice preparation too...

  6. Looks delicious Jaya, and I love the chicken tikka recipe too.

  7. hey..........this looks awesoem but delicious too......i have a P.apple in my fridge.vl try this

    n way u have a nice space vth tasty recipes.see u in my space.

  8. dats really gud...i made it for an xmas i rememeber....its really creative

  9. I love pineapple cake and this eggless version sounds great.

    Have a lovely day dear :-)

  10. Thanks Hemlata..

    Mandira,Hi how are you ?

    Maha- warm welcome and thanks for liking the post..

    Lovely would love to know how you made it..

    You too have a lovely day n thanks for stoping by..

    hugs and smiles


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