Pineapple & Gin Upside Down Cake

Gin & Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

I love a retro bake, especially when it is jazzed up with gin! This classic pineapple upside-down cake with added Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Liqueur will bring a smile to everyones faces! 


I topped the cake with grated stem ginger which was delicious. Next time I think I will add extra ginger to the cake mixture too!

Gin & Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

The Top

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 50g light soft brown sugar
  • 6 pineapple rings in syrup, drained
    (save a little syrup)
  • 1 stem ginger ball – grated (optional)

The Cake

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Free Range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • GIN (we recommend
    Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Liqueur)


  1. Pre heat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  2. Start with the top (which will be on the bottom!). Cream together 50g softened butter and 50g light soft brown sugar. Spread over the bottom and half the sides of a 20cm round cake tin.  Place about 6 pineapple rings on top (saving some syrup for later).
  3. Mix together butter and golden caster sugar. Add the self-raising flour, baking powder, vanilla extract and 2 eggs in a bowl.  To loosen the mixture add 1 tbsp of the pineapple juice and 20ml Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Liqueur. Beat together until smooth.
  4. Spoon the mixture on top of the pineapple rings and smooth with the back of a spoon. Place the tin on-top of an oven tray, and bake for around 30 -35 minutes.
  5. Leave to stand for a few mins, then turn out onto a board or plate. Grate your stem ginger on top if you like it and pour a little more gin liqueur on top (it soaks into the cake!).
  6. Enjoy! It’s lovely warm with a little bit of vanilla ice-cream.

Check out the video recipe below



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