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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I made this one what can only be described as a 'whim'. Anyone who knows me will know that if I am baking something I normally know about it days in advance since I am so stupidly anal about planning food/shopping! But at work last Thursday I became gripped with a need to make pineapple upside down cake, and when I looked up a recipe on BBC Good Food, the only thing that I knew I was missing in the cupboard was a tin of pineapple which I thought must be some sort of sign, and even though I would normally not even contemplate the hassle of going to the shops for one measly thing, my need for this cake was so great that I heaved my weary body there on the way back from work to acquire my pineapple rings!

I've never made this before and was more than a little dubious after some less than successful encounters with fruit-based baking (was it scrambled eggs or Peach and Raspberry Buckle?! It was so hard to tell...) and I quickly curbed my excitement when the possibility of failu…