Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Taste of the Tropics Cake Ring

For my  recent "milestone" birthday, my husband took me on a Jamaican holiday. 
 This upside down cake ring reflects the flavours we enjoyed there - pineapple, orange and coconut.

For the Topping
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  1. In a bowl, combine all topping ingredients and mix well.
  2. Prepare a baking pan.  I used a ring shaped spring form pan which I lined with parchment paper to keep it from dripping in the oven. If possible, use a 9 inch ring shaped pan.  If you don't have that, you may use a 10 inch cake pan.
  3. Spread topping evenly in the bottom of the pan and set aside.
For the Cake:
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. In mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar and beat again.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating between additions.
  4. Add vanilla and marmalade mixing until blended..
  5. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk and mix until batter is thick and smooth.
  6. Spread batter carefully and evenly over topping in bottom of pan,
  7. Bake at 375º for 30 - 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out dry.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand on counter for 5 minutes.
  9. Invert pan on to a serving dish and let cool.
  10. Serve with ice cream or whipping cream.


  1. Your recipes always make me go to the store for things I do not have on hand....I have got to get a bigger pantry! They are wonderful though and much appreciated!

  2. Bev--it looks like you used a tube pan or bunt pan-- ---looks like center has a hole in it.. but it sure looks inviting :)

    1. Shirley, I got that springform pan as a wedding gift 44 years ago and it came with 2 inserts- the usual flat bottom and a tube/bundt bottom.

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  3. That looks delicious Bev - Congrats on your milestone birthday!!!! Great way to celebrate it.

  4. This cake is delicious!!!! I made it for my husband's birthday two days ago and he keeps telling me how good it's hard to stop eating it. Our speciality store was out of the cake pans so I did use an angel food cake pan very well greased and put parchment paper in the bottom. I said a prayer as I turned it over, but it came out beautifully!