Coconut, Pineapple, and Pecan Upside Down Cake Recipe is a fun pineapple and coconut upside-down cake, very easy to make and a great flavor combination.

Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake! This is a fun pineapple and coconut upside down cake, very easy to make and a great flavor combination. Throw in a handful of pecans too for extra yumminess! Very easy recipe

This is a really easy delicious cake recipe! It's quick to make and doesn't require much effort at all. Another benefit is it's easy on the purse, and most of us will have the ingredients in our pantry, so it's even a recipe you could make when you get the urge for something sweet, provided you have some pineapples and coconut milk hanging around in your house.

You can also use the same recipe for peaches, apples, pears, berries. The sky's the limit! If you don't want to use coconut (say if you are using apples), then simply swap the coconut milk for regular milk.

This Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake is so delicious! It's got pineapples, like a regular pineapple upside down cake, but I also added an extra flavor of coconut. I think the combination of pineapple and coconut really is quite delicious.

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For an added texture, I threw in a handful of pecan nuts. It just gives it a little 'bite' to the cake, but it is up to you if you wanted to add a sprinkle of nuts too!

Make this recipe as fun as you want, and be brave, you can play around with the flavors, just stick to the ingredients quantities and cook times and you will be fine. The cake itself is moist and super soft (that is down to the the milk working its magic).

Serve this warm with some ice cream or custard, or eat cold, it's great either way! ... added bonus, it's freezer friendly too, so if you are cooking for 1 or 2 persons, by all means cut into slices and freeze so you can simply defrost some portions whenever you fancy! Please enjoy as much as I did!

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

30 - 35 minutes

Yield

8 servings

You will need

A Baking pan measuring 30cm (11 in) x 15 cm (6 in) and 7 cm (3 in) deep.  Don't worry if it's not an exact size, so long as it will hold the cake batter

INGREDIENTS

8 Pineapple Rings
2 Tablespoons Syrup. (I used pancake syrup)
3 Tablespoons pecan nuts (optional)
2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut (for the topping)

The cake batter

7 oz or 200 g softened butter
1 cup or 200 g sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups or 200 g Self-raising Flour*
1/2 Cup or 120 ml Coconut Milk
2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut

*If using All-Purpose flour, add 1 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat oven to 170 C, 325 F. Grease your dish very well, including the sides.

2. Line the bottom of the dish with the pineapple rings, then sprinkle the pecan nuts on top. Drizzle all over with the pancake syrup. Set aside.

3. Make the cake batter - Cream butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add the 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut.

Mixing Cake batter

4. Beat in the eggs slowly, adding a little flour as you add the eggs. Then gradually add the coconut milk, stirring all the time.

5. Add the remaining flour and gently fold to incorporate everything.

6. Cover the pineapples with the cake mixture

Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake Recipe, transfer to pan

7.. Place in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes. Test if it's ready by inserting a metal skewer into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready! Allow the cake to rest for 10 minutes before turning upside down on to a serving plate. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded coconut, slice and enjoy!

Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake Recipe, baked

Serve with a dollop of ice cream, pour custard or just eat on it's own with a cup of tea. Click here to see how to make Home Made Custard.

Sprinkle with some more coconut over the top.

Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake! This is a fun pineapple and coconut upside down cake, very easy to make and a great flavor combination. Throw in a handful of pecans too for extra yumminess! Very easy recipe

Oh boy! So soft and ..well.... simply delicious!

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Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake! This is a fun pineapple and coconut upside down cake, very easy to make and a great flavor combination. Throw in a handful of pecans too for extra yumminess! Very easy recipe

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Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake! This is a fun pineapple and coconut upside down cake, very easy to make and a great flavor combination. Throw in a handful of pecans too for extra yumminess! Very easy recipe

Coconut, Pineapple and Pecan Upside Down Cake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Coconut, Pineapple, and Pecan Upside Down Cake Recipe is a fun pineapple and coconut upside-down cake, very easy to make and a great flavor combination.

Ingredients

  • 8 Pineapple Rings
  • 2 Tablespoons Syrup, I used pancake syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons pecan nuts, optional
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut, for the topping

The cake batter

  • 7 oz or 200 g softened butter
  • 1 cup or 200 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups or 200 g Self-raising Flour. *If using All Purpose flour, add 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup or 120 ml Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 170 C, 325 F. Grease your dish very well, including the sides.
  2. Line the bottom of the dish with the pineapple rings, then sprinkle the pecan nuts on top. Drizzle all over with the pancake syrup. Set aside.
  3. Make the cake batter - Cream butter and sugar until light in colour and fluffy. Add the 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut.
  4. Beat in the eggs slowly, adding a little flour as you add the eggs. Then gradually add the coconut milk, stirring all the time.
  5. Add the remaining flour and gently fold to incorporate everything.
  6. Cover the pineapples with the cake mixture
  7. Place in the oven for 30 - 35 minutes. Test if it's ready by inserting a metal skewer into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready! Allow the cake to rest for 10 minutes before turning upside down on to a serving plate. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded coconut, slice and enjoy!
  8. Serve with a dollop of ice cream, pour custard or just eat on it's own with a cup of tea.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 461mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 7g

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you very much for this recipe .It was a hit .So delicious.I only increased the syrup by 2 Tbsp and we all loved it . for sure this recipe is one of my best to keep. Thank you again.