After successfully baking my 'Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake' i got confidence to try other cakes too in pressure cooker. So my next cake recipe using pressure cooker is 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake'. When i was in my native place there was abundance of pineapple from the farm. So i planned to make a cake out of this yummy fruit.

       Regarding the outcome the cake was so soft and spongy and yummy. Everyone liked a lot even my kid. Actually i have planned to make this cake in oven so many times and finally i will make some other cake. At last i am happy that i made this cake successfully in pressure cooker. You can follow the same recipe and bake this cake in oven too.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Butter/ ghee-  1 teaspoon (to grease the pan)
Sugar- 2 tablespoon (to sprinkle)
Pineapple round slices-6 fresh/ tinned pineapple in juice
Pineapple Puree- 3 tablespoon (or) Pineapple juice- 3 tablespoon (from the tin)
Cherries in syrup-11
All purpose flour/ Maida- 1 ½ cups
Baking Powder- 1 teaspoon
Baking Soda- 1/2 teaspoon
Oil/ Butter- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1/4 cup
Sugar, powdered- 1 cup
eggs-2 large

Pressure Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake


  • Grease the cake pan with butter or ghee. Sprinkle two tablespoons of sugar on top and arrange the pineapple pieces on top of that and stud the centre and sides with glazed cherries.
  • In a bowl beat the eggs till fluffy and add the powdered sugar, salt and mix well.
  • Add the oil and beat well. then add the milk and pineapple puree/ juice.
  • Sift the All purpose flour with Baking soda and Baking powder.
  • Now add the All Purpose Flour mixture tablespoon at a time and mix well until finish the whole lot.
  • Batter should be little runny (Pouring Consistency) if not add some milk and get the consistency.
  • Pour the batter on top of the pineapple pieces.
  • Keeping the separator plate or any plate or stand inside the cooker and heat (to avoid burnt cake base) the pressure cooker without gasket(black rubber kind thing) close the lid and heat the cooker on medium flame for 10 minutes.(Do not keep water inside the pressure cooker)
  • Transfer the cake pan using a holder without touching the sides of the pressure cooker.(Careful because cooker will be so hot)
  • Close the pressure cooker with the lid without gasket, do not keep the whistle on top and keep the flame to little above the sim and cook the cake.
  • Donot open the cooker till you get the smell of the cake.
  • Because it will take around 5-10 minutes to cook well after you get the smell of the cake.
  • Now open the cooker and check whether it is done or not. If it is not done close the lid and cook till the skewer/ knife inserted comes out clean.
  • It took for me about 40 - 45 minutes to cook.
  • To remove the cake from pan if you are in a hurry you can use holder and remove the cake pan without touching the sides of the pressure cooker (it will be so hot).
  • Allow the cake pan to cool around 20-30 minutes and run a knife all around the pan and invert the cake over a plate and tap at the bottom of the cake pan.
  • Note:
  • You can follow the same recipe and bake this cake in oven too. If you bake inside oven preheat the oven 180 degree for 10 minutes and then bake the cake by following same instructions.
  • To make cakes in pressure cooker water, gasket, whistle these items are not required.
  • Be careful while transfer the cake pan into the pressure cooker and while removing from it (Cooker will be so hot so i used holder to keep the batter inside and remove the cake).