Pineapple Buckle

Photo: Romulo Yanes
Prep Time:
1 day 11 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins

Adding pineapple rings partway through baking means they sit prettily on the cake and don't sink into the batter.


  • Unsalted butter, for baking dish

  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest, plus 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 cup diced pineapple, plus 6 thin rings

  • ½ recipe Classic Yellow Cake Batter

  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish. Stir lime zest and juice and diced pineapple into batter. Spread in baking dish. Bake 15 minutes, then remove from oven and quickly arrange pineapple rings on top. Bake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. (Tent with foil if browning too quickly.) Let cool in dish on a wire rack 20 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

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