U for Upside Down Cake

19 Sep

U was a difficult letter to find an ingredient to work with. There was udon noodle, but we had already done noodles and udon are quite thick for children to eat.

After some research on the internet I decided on doing Upside Down Pineapple cake. This is a dessert we normally just buy. Even though there wasn’t a strong letter association to this recipe, I thought the whole experience of making a cake and then turning it upside down will be an interesting for the children.

For this recipe we followed the recipe from here. We used a regular yellow cake mix for the batter. We also used glazed cherries instead of maraschino. Both Ilyaas (4) and Zakariyya (2) were involved in making this cake.

Dumping brown sugar into cake pan

Arranging pineapple rings and glazed cherries in pan

Pouring cake batter into pan

Then it was the waiting part. Once the cake was baked, I gathered the two children . . . . then did all the sound effect, then I carefully flipped the hot cake onto a tray. They were excited to see all the pineapple rings showing on the top of the cake.

Alhamdullilah this was our Upside down pineapple cake (there wasn’t enough pineapple rings in one can to cover the entire pan!)


Posted by on September 19, 2011 in AlphaFood Venture, Cooking/Baking



2 responses to “U for Upside Down Cake

  1. Umm Maimoonah

    September 20, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Assalaamu Alaikum Ya Umm Sayang,

    You are really tempting me to take a flight and come there for your cookery classes! lol

    Wonderful activities and I can imagine how much Maimoonah would enjoy these!!! Keep it up!

  2. Humble Mom

    November 23, 2011 at 6:27 am

    MashaAllah, what a great activity, that looks delicious. I love the alphabet theme!


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