In celebration of National Pineapple Day, CocoPro ambassador Amie Dawson has delivered the ultimate summer recipe with our favourite fruity ingredient. Upside-down cake recipes often use pineapple, but this one has a special protein twist. There’s none of the refined sugar non-sense in this upside-down cake, as it is sweetened with natural coconut sugar. This upside-down cake is pleasing for the eyes as well as the taste buds.


Protein Pineapple & Cherry Upside-down Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes



150g Self-raising Flour
100g + 2 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar
1 CocoPro Pineapple
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
5/6 Fresh Pineapple Rings 10-12 Cherries (de-stoned and halved)



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C and grease a medium springform cake tin with coconut oil. Pop pineapple and cherries in the base of the cake tin until it’s fully covered.
  2. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Add wet ingredients and mix well – the mixture will be quite runny.
  4. Pour the mix over the pineapple and cherries in the cake tin and give it a little shake to even out nicely. Pop in the oven for
  5. 30 minutes – check every few minutes after 20 minutes.
    Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

For more delicious foodie inspo, recipes and workout ideas from Amie, head over to her blog!

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Amie Dawson is a freelance health and fitness blogger with a passion for anything health, fitness and food related. She recently decided to move away from her career in childcare to follow her passion full time and inspire others to feel confident and love their bodies!

Amie is studying nutrition alongside running her blog so she can further expand her knowledge. Amie loves going to the gym, boxing and one to one sessions with her PT. She also loves putting together her own killer workouts and experimenting with new exercises to work her body and mind to achieve greater results. Amie also enjoys cooking and developing recipes and new flavour combinations in the kitchen.