Monday, 13 February 2012

{Happy Call Pan Version} Pineapple Upside-down Cake

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Yes! I am still experimenting with the Happy Call Pressure Pan (HCP) which is so versatile in different area of cooking. Example it can be use as a steamer to steam herbal chicken/fish, baking such as sweet potato, cereal chicken and this Pineapple Upside-down Cake and many others wonderful dishes which you can find HERE.

If you remember about two Friday back, I have shared with you a wonder Pineapple Upside-down Cake from Nami's website(read more HERE). And despite of the oven bake version I have tried using HCP to make this cake with a twist on the recipe and surprising it turns turns out well with soft and moist cake texture. And most importantly it cut short baking time by almost half and the end result was rather similar too.


PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
(Using Happy Call Pan)


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Although this recipe is done using Happy Call Pressure Pan (HCP) which is easier in term of cooking compared to oven but you can also apply this recipe using any non-stick pan which will yield similar result too. The secret to success on this recipe is to cook/bake the batter over very low heat(as high heat will burnt the surface of the cake and leave the internal batter uncooked).


(Make: 30 x 25cm | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 - 25 minutes)

Ingredients:
180g Plain Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
4 Large Egg(60g each)
90g Caster Sugar
120ml Unsalted Butter, Melt

Caramel Pineapple:
30g Unsalted Butter
40g Caster Sugar
4 Tablespoons Water
4 Pineapple Rings, cut into chunks
50g Walnut, optional


Method:-
1. To prepare the Caramel Pineapple; simmer unsalted butter and sugar over low heat in HCP until sugar dissolve and mixture became slightly brown in colour. Sir in pineapple cubes and water and continue to simmer over low heat for another 3 - 5 minutes. (Pan close but don't lock it)

2. When done, turn off the heat and arrange the pineapples and walnut as close as possible without too much gaps in between. Set aside and prepare the cake batter.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar with a hand mixer till well-mixed(about 1 minute) and mixture slightly turn pale in colour (you can refer to the step-by-step photo above).

4. Next whisk in the melt butter and follow by the sifted flour mixture(plain flour + baking powder) and continue to stir until the flour is in-cooperate into the batter. (the batter will be slightly like thick cream texture)

5. Pour the mixture over the prepared caramel pineapple, smooth the top and bake(lock the pan) over very low heat for about 20 - 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted and come out clean.

Note:-
~ You can replace unsalted butter in the cake batter with corn oil or grape seeds oil for a lighter version. (For this recipe I used 60ml melted butter plus 60ml grape seeds oil)

~ If you prefer a brown top on the cake you can flip the pan over at the last 5 minutes so that the top will appear slightly brown in colour. (I omitted the flip over step but just gently shake the pan for a few times after 10 minutes of cooking time)

With this recipe you can mix and match to bake Apple/Pear/Peach Upside-up Cake using HCP in just 30 minutes time. And I am sure it will be well-received by your family and friends too. On my side I have also try leaving a slice of the cake till the next day and I am happy that it still taste soft and nice like the one freshly out from the pan.

Till then if you do have a Happy Call Pan, please welcome to share your recipe(s) or experience over at Munch Ministry(HERE) website.

37 comments:

  1. 呵呵,搞到我想买一个回家了:)

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  2. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝: :) 这锅值得投资, 因为用途很广。

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  3. U are the best spokeman for HPC! Thumb up! I just used it to bake a banana cake yesterday, going to try ur recipe.

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    1. Aiyo don't say like that i am not the best spokeman of HCP la... "Munch Ministry" and its members are much more better than me :)

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  4. Did u preheat the pan? In the manual it stated that no adviable to heat pan without any fillings, I wonder if the pan will get spoilt easily if we do that often.

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    1. Nope i seldom preheat the pan if i did also less then 30 seconds or so :) Yup and I heard if the pan is use for steaming, in long run the surface will not be as good as b4 too.

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    1. 来来! 你也买一个吧 :p

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    2. 呵呵。。。 真的要买了。到Munch Ministry定购就可以了吗?

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  6. This is amazing. You have been making me want to buy this pan.... =) I would never guess that we could make it in the pan besides in the oven! Looks delicious!

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    1. Yes yes! This pan do come in handy for those who prefer quick and easy cooking and as who wish to do some simple baking without oven or utensils :)

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  7. This is wow!

    U are amazing pal. Now i can go to in law's place and bake fresh cake for them already. Wheeeeee!

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    1. Thanks thanks pal. Yours look great too :) And best this recipe no need any mixer just whisk, mix and bake.

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  8. MMM look nice and remember to me my pineapple cake of my mother (ananas in Uruguay)

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    1. Thanks German. I bet those oven baked pineapple cake taste even better than this esp those with passed down recipe :)

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  9. Thanks for the pineapple cake re ripe. I follow ur receipe using HCP and the cake was wonderfully! Thumbs up from family members! Adding the walnuts was great!

    Bee Bee

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    1. Hi Bee Bee, Glad that the recipe works for you and your family is enjoying it :)

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  10. Which sellers did you buy the HPC pan from?

    MTIA,
    Jen

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    1. Hi Jen,

      Mine was a gift. You can try Mike or Smart Green both have good records/feedback from buyer :)

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  11. Remarkable! I made it for my mom and she loved it thanks! She also admired the recipes that I’ve got from www.gourmandia.com and www.Everything-cake.com That I’ve made for her these sites are certainly amazing!

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  12. Hi
    Just tried making this simple delicious recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing.... Love it so much....
    :)

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    1. Hi Aisha,

      Thanks for your note and I am glad that you love this recipe :)

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  13. i've been wanting to buy my mum the hcp but i've been wondering if i should get her the basic pan or the deeper pan. do you have any suggestion?

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    1. Hi there, it depend on the usage, number of pax and etc. If you are cooking for a max of 4 pax plus basic baking then basic pan will be good enough. Unless you going to cook soupy dishes, curry or etc for 4 pax and above then take the deep pan :) HTH

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  14. HI Elena

    would like to check with you, re the size of the eggs... is 60g with or without the shell?
    thks
    octopusmum

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    1. Hi Octopusmum,

      60g is with shell. :) HTH

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    2. HI Ellena

      great! that means i can get those normal size large eggs (10 in a carton) and not the extra large eggs (6 in a carton).while waiting for your reply, i have decided to try the chocolate banana cake instead tonight... but i will be using chocolate chips (big ones) and not baking chocolate. wondering if that is okay...

      thks
      octopusmum

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    3. Hi Octopusmum, Sorry for my late reply hope that you chocolate banana cake turn out well. Yup You can just get those 10 in a try which written as 55g each or so. As for adding or removing ingredients from the recipe is absolutely up to individual preference, just remember the end batter shld not be too wet or too dry before baking :) So hw's your cake turn out to be ?

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  15. Great recipe and photos!!! I must try with my happycall, else my bf will sure nag me... lol

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    1. Thanks Hoyoyi :) Hope you find some useful recipes over here :)

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  16. I baked the cake! Not bad but it's a little bland. Wonder if I can add a bit of pineapple juice to the batter? If ok, do I need to make any changes to the ingredients for the batter?

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    1. Hi Kelly,

      You can replace 2 tablespoons of the water in "Caramel Pineapple" with 2 tablespoons pineapple juice :)HTH

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  17. hi, may i know how deep for ur happy call to make this cake? I'm thinking to get 1 but not sure to get 5.5cm or 7.5cm deep 1.

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    1. Hi ABH, both 5.5cm and 7.5cm size can fix this recipe :)

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  18. can i use self raising flour instead of mixing baking powder and regular flour ? thanks

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