Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

The Sunshine Cake

What better way to start a blog than to post a sunshine cake on it 🙂 Incase you are wondering what is a sunshine cake oh I call the pineapple upside down cake a sunshine cake 😀 it looks and feels like sunshine isnt it 🙂

I love this cake and its quite a regular at home, looks so pretty and I didnt have cheries at home, if u put a cherry in the middle of the pineapple awww will take ur heart away 🙂

So here is the first recipe posted on the blog… well technically I have impored all the recipes from Monika’s World too but this is truly the first recipe posted here… hope u enjoy it and guys go bookmark me

What I used

  • Maida – 50gms and 100gms
  • Butter – 150 gms
  • Sugar Powder – 150gms
  • Milk Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Eggs – 3
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
  • Salt a pinch
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Pineapple juice/milk – 50 ml
  • Pineapple essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Pineapple slices – 4-6

How I made it

  • Mix the baking powder with 100gms maida
  • Cream the butter and sugar together
  • Add the 50 gm maida and milk powder to it and a cream a little more
  • Add egg one by one and continue creaming till u add all the three eggs . Try and use the eggs on room temptrature else while creaming it can curdle and if it still curdles just add a little more maida from the rest 100gm
  • Mix both the essences, Salt and the pineapple juice.
  • Fold in the rest of the maida
  • Place the pineapple slices on the bottom of the greased baking pan
  • Pour the prepared batter on top
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170C for about 30 mins
  • Wait for it to cool completely before you take it out
  • Well what are u waiting for have a slice?

28 comments on “The Sunshine Cake

  1. Writerzblock
    November 26, 2010


    • monikamanchanda
      November 26, 2010

      yeah 1st pal…. the 1st comment on the blog too… but my dear how did u figure this blog out? I didnt put it on FB yet and I dont think I see on twitter often? or u lurk around there haan?

  2. Writerzblock
    November 26, 2010

    My my my! Look at that texture!!

    • monikamanchanda
      November 26, 2010

      thank u dear.. its actually yummy one of the few cakes that I havent experimented adding whole wheat flour too because I love the texture

  3. dipali
    November 26, 2010

    Looks fabulous!

  4. Pepper
    November 27, 2010

    Your cakes are so droolworthy Monika. Going to book mark you obviously. I need to mail you for some advice 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      November 27, 2010

      yeah pls do pepper the mail id is in the side bar errrr let me put it up 🙂

  5. Indian in NZ
    November 27, 2010

    Yummmmm…..I wish I could have that slice right now ! If I knew what I could use in place of egg, I would try making it too. Do u think ‘egg-replacer’ will work? I use it in muffins.

    • monikamanchanda
      November 29, 2010

      yeah I think an egg replacer would work.. also something that I read at a blog “For each egg to be replaced – use 1 tbsp flaxseed powder whisked into 3 tbsp of very hot water.” it works well

  6. Smitha
    November 27, 2010

    Yum! I love pineapple upside down cakes! And I just realized that I have not made it since ages! Should make it one of these days.

  7. choxbox
    November 27, 2010


    Do you do eggless cakes/desserts?

    • monikamanchanda
      November 29, 2010

      yes i do but u know not every cake/dessert is possible without egg

  8. Deeps
    November 28, 2010

    Absolutely Ddvine, Mon! I’m surely going to try this one 🙂


    Looking forward to being treated to more yummilicious tales like such 😀

    Good luck!

    • monikamanchanda
      November 29, 2010

      thank u so much deeps do let me know how u like it if u try it

  9. Smita
    November 28, 2010

    wow! This looks so awesome…am gonna try it for sure…

    But a ques….what if am baking this in a m/w? Wt will be the time and temp in convection mode?

    • monikamanchanda
      November 29, 2010

      the temp and time should be around the same in convection mode.. when I bake in convection mode in m/w I find the cake to be a bit dry though, cakes work for u in convection?

  10. Pixie
    November 29, 2010

    looks delicious… Sigh! I need to come over ASAP to taste all of this! 🙂 🙂

  11. UmaS
    November 29, 2010

    This is awesome blossom delicious and drool-worthy, Monu. 🙂
    Excellent blog over here….I am liking this all. 🙂 🙂

  12. D
    November 29, 2010

    OMG! That just looks amazing! You’d been whetting my appetite with all those tweets about the food blog and I’m so glad I came to check this out. Because even though I may never get around to cooking all of this, I’m sure going to savour the pics. And is it possible for you to courier some of this stuff to me? 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      November 30, 2010

      thank u so much for D and where have u been girl. hardly see u on twitter too these days

      and courier yeah I can but it reaches or not I cant promise. why dont u come this and meet me I promise to bake something nice

  13. Homecooked
    November 30, 2010

    Wow Monika…yummy! Its truly happy and sunshiny. Will try out more recipes from you now. Congrats on the all new blog 🙂

  14. Amrita
    December 3, 2010

    Mona, This looks awesome. You should start something on your own. Time to start retailing my dear 🙂

    • monikamanchanda
      December 3, 2010

      awww amrita, its a long story will share some day i did start and stop 🙂

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