In the pineapple season in Côte d’Ivoire, market women pile hundreds of fresh, ripe fruits on the side of well-traveled roads and wait for customers to stop and buy them on their way back to the city from the beach or the village. Some families end up driving home with their cars loaded with delicious, honey-sweet pineapples. Ripened by sunshine, the pineapples are so sweet that one can eat them like lollipops…the healthiest lollipops ever! Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to find such tasty pineapples outside the zones where they grow (premature harvest, transportation, refrigeration all affect the taste), but this pineapple upside down cake can serve as a delightful consolation.. If you are not convinced yet, I got the recipe from my Mum, nothing beats recipes passed on from generation to generation!