• Micah

Upside Down Pineapple Coconut Cake

This is NOT Paula Deen's Coconut Cake recipe. It is not your average upside down pineapple cake with a cherry on top. This tropical twist is a gluten-free, Hennessey free, butter-free cake - but don't worry, even without these delicious things, it's still damn delicious. I made this upside down cake when the whole world felt a little topsy turvy. And let me tell you, a slice of this made my world a little brighter.





I didn't grow up on pineapple cakes whether right side up or upside down. I used to see photos in magazines and online of old-time Americana recipes with canned pineapple and maraschino cherries. And while we often snacked on maraschino cherries (why, I don't know) and tinned pineapple, it never graced our dinner table. I can't lie - I was intrigued, but it's not really a typical dessert on a Jewish holiday menu. What was on the table? A sickly sweet coconut cake, layered high with buttercream frosting. So sweet you could feel it rush through your blood but you couldn't resist a second piece.


And that's where this recipe comes from. A mixture of the cake I wanted to try, and the one I grew up eating. As if you cared


Based off of my favorite cake, my Upside Down Orange Almond Cake, this cake is crazy moist (ew), and full of tropical flavor. I love using almond flour in cake recipes. while it is naturally gluten-free, that's not why I use it. I use almond flour because it makes a damn delicious cake, with healthy fats and a bit of nutty protein. If you know me, you know that I love gluten. But you also know that my kitchen is full of ingredients that make me feel good, and sometimes that means using alternative flours that offer other benefits.


To start, this beauty has a base of sweet, fresh pineapple, and an almond flour coconut batter with a hint of lime.




It's a one bowl recipe that's simple to make and even easier to eat in one sitting.




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Upside Down Pineapple Coconut Cake