Upside Down Pineapple and Dulce de Leche Cake

Pineapple + chocolate = favourite dessert!


Makes 8 servings

  • For the caramel
  • 1 can (398 ml) sliced pineapples
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) dark rum (optional)

For the cake

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Chocolats Favoris Dulce de Leche Chocolate Drops
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup (310 ml) cake and pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsweetened grated coconut
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt

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  • For the caramel: Open the can of pineapples and drain the juice into a saucepan. Save the pineapple slices for the cake.
  • To the saucepan with the pineapple juice, add the butter, the sugar, and the rum. Bring to a boil while stirring to melt the butter. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the caramel has thickened. Remove from the heat.
  • For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Generously butter an 8-in (20 cm) square baking pan or a 9-in (23 cm) round baking pan. Pour the caramel into the pan and spread to an even layer.
  • Cut the pineapple slices into 4 to 6 pieces and set the pieces over the caramel in a single layer.
  • In a saucepan or in the microwave at a low heat setting, melt the Chocolats Favoris Dulce de Leche Chocolate Drops with the virgin coconut oil. Transfer to a mixing bowl, then whisk in the brown sugar, coconut milk, and eggs.
  • In a second large bowl, whisk together the flour, grated coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the cake batter over the pineapple, using a spatula to spread it to an even layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake rest on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes, then invert over a serving plate. (The cake may stick to the pan if it cools completely in it.) Transfer the pineapple pieces that stayed stuck in the pan, if any. Enjoy warm.