Boozy Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Gluten Free
Vacation vibes with a dash of tropical is sort of where this boozy cake recipe is meant to take you.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- 4 eggs
- 1 c coconut sugar
- ⅔ c crushed pineapple
- ⅓ c pineapple juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ c dark rum
- 1 ¾ c gluten free all purpose flour blend
- ½ c arrowroot flour or potato starch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 6 pineapple rings
- Real maraschino cherries cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 and pour melted coconut oil into a glass 9” baking dish.
Sprinkle brown sugar into the pan evenly over the coconut oil.
Add pineapple slices and cherries in the center of the pineapple slices and between them.
In a heavy duty mixer, combine sugar and eggs until mixed well.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well for at least 2 minutes*.
Pour the batter over the pineapple slices and bake for 55-65 minutes** Cover the cake with aluminum foil if the cake starts to get too brown.
When you pull your cake out run a knife along the outside edges. If your cake has slightly poofed at all on top, you can cut it to make an even surface for when you flip.
Watch for the liquid at the bottom to stop bubbling, then place your serving platter on top of the pan and carefully flip.
Allow to cake to release from the pan, you should begin to see the fruit pull away so can remove it.
Best served slightly warm. Top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream if desired.
*Well mixed batter is key in gluten free cakes.
**Because there is a lot of liquid in this cake your best bet is to cook until a toothpick comes out clean, then cook for 5-10 more minutes. This will ensure it is baked fully and you don’t end up with a mushy texture.
Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 164IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg