Individual coconut & pineapple upside-down cakes

Retro puds are back! These individual cakes with a cherry on top are a lovely way to finish off a special Sunday lunch

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 560
  • fat 34g
  • saturates 22g
  • carbs 62g
  • sugars 44g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.88g


  • 50g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rum, optional
  • 6 canned pineapples, rings
  • 6 glacé cherries
  • 5oz butter, softened
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • custard, to serve


Want to make one big cake?
Spread topping and pineapple in a roughly 18 x 25cm greased baking dish or tin. Spread over sponge and bake at same temperature.


  1. First, make the topping. In a small pan heat the butter, sugar and rum (if using), on a low heat until dissolved, bubble for a few mins until slightly thickened. Divide between 6 really well-greased, 200ml ramekins. Add a pineapple ring with a glacé cherry in the middle to each.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then fold in the dry ingredients. Finally stir in the milk and divide the mixture between the ramekins. Put them on a baking tray and cook for 25-30 mins until risen, golden and springy to the touch.

  3. To serve, turn the ramekins upsidedown onto a plate or a bowl and tap gently to release. Serve with custard.

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