Ricotta Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This Ricotta Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is a delicious and unique twist on a classic dessert. It combines the sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple with the creamy texture of ricotta cheese to create a moist and flavorful cake.

The pineapple slices are arranged in a circular pattern on the top of the cake and caramelized with a brown sugar and butter mixture.

The ricotta cheese is added to the cake batter to create a light and airy texture. The cake is finished off with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of pineapple glaze.

This Ricotta Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is sure to be a hit with family and friends!

Timing For Ricotta Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 10-12

Yield: 1 9-inch cake

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Ingredients

-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

-1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

-1 (20-ounce) can pineapple rings in juice, drained

-1/2 cup chopped pecans

-1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese

-1/2 cup granulated sugar

-2 large eggs

-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

-1/4 teaspoon baking soda

-1/4 teaspoon salt

-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). 

Making a delicious ricotta pineapple upside-down cake is easy and fun. To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Then, grease a 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan.

Next, prepare the topping by combining the butter, brown sugar, and pineapple rings in a bowl.

2. Arrange pineapple slices in the bottom of the cake pan.

This is an important step, as it will form the base of the cake. To do this, start by greasing the cake pan with butter or margarine.

Then, arrange the pineapple slices in the bottom of the pan in a circular pattern. Make sure that the pineapple slices are evenly spaced and that the edges of the slices are touching.

Once the pineapple slices are arranged, sprinkle some brown sugar over them.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon.

In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the cake pan. Arrange the pineapple slices in a single layer over the mixture.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the ricotta, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth. Slowly add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the ricotta mixture and mix until combined.

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4. Spread the mixture over the pineapple slices.

In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Spread the mixture over the pineapple slices in the cake pan.

5. In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and pineapple slices.

Spread the pineapple mixture in the bottom of the prepared cake pan. In a medium bowl, beat together the ricotta cheese mixture until smooth. Pour the ricotta cheese mixture over the pineapple mixture in the cake pan.

6. Pour the ricotta mixture over the pineapple slices.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the ricotta mixture and stir until just combined. Finally, pour the ricotta mixture over the pineapple slices in the cake pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

8. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

The pineapple topping should be on top. Slice the cake into desired portions and serve. For an extra special touch, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream can be added to each slice. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

Calories: 468

Total Fat: 11.6 g

Saturated Fat: 6.3 g

Trans Fat: 0.2 g

Cholesterol: 77 mg

Sodium: 183 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 77.5 g

Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g

Sugars: 52.1 g

Protein: 8.4 g

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Special Tips

    1. Grease your cake pan well to ensure the cake comes out easily.
    2. Make sure to use fresh ricotta cheese for the best flavor.
    3. Use ripe pineapple pieces for the topping, as they will be sweeter and add more flavor.
    4. Use a toothpick to check if the cake is done baking. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
    5. Let the cake cool completely before inverting it onto a plate.

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