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Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple upside down cake

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Total cooking time:

20 minutes to mix and 30 minutes to bake


Low Protein Diet - Exchange value ½* (exchange per serving 0)



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150g butter
75g soft light brown sugar
Tinned pineapple slices
100g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
230g Loprofin Mix
2 tsp Loprofin Egg Replacer
2 tsp baking powder
200ml Sno-Pro


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Melt 50g of the butter in a frying pan, add the soft light brown sugar and cook on a gentle heat for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and is beginning to caramelise. Add in the pineapple slices, coat them in the caramel and spread them out into a single layer in the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  3. Beat together the remaining butter, caster sugar and vanilla essence until light and creamy.
  4. Add in the Loprofin Mix, Loprofin Egg Replacer and baking powder followed by the Sno-Pro. Mix to form a soft smooth batter.
  5. Pour the cake mixture evenly over the pineapple in the pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. If the cake is browning too quickly, cover with tin foil.
  6. When baked, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Place a serving plate face-down on top of the cake, tip the cake over and gently lift the pan off.

Chef's tips:

  • Add some ground ginger to the cake mixture for some complimentary spice.
  • Swap the fruit for apricots or peaches.
  • Make sure that the frying pan is oven proof!

This recipe is intended for patients who have been prescribed Loprofin by a healthcare professional.

The Loprofin range are Foods for Special Medical Purposes for the dietary management of inherited metabolic disorders and other conditions requiring a low protein diet, and must be used under medical supervision.

* The protein content indicated in this recipe is provided as a guide only. Please check the protein content on individual ingredients and product labels.

**Allergens may be present, please check individual ingredients and product labels. If concerned about allergens, please contact your healthcare professional.

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