15 Upside-Down Cakes That Aren't Pineapple

upside down cranberry cake on white cake stand
Photo: Kim

Move over, pineapple! When it comes to upside-down cake, the tropical fruit gets all the attention — but it's not the only delicious option out there. That's why we rounded up our favorite pineapple-less upside-down cake recipes. We've got something for everyone: From gorgeous cranberry desserts that are perfect for holiday entertaining to summertime cakes that make good use of seasonal fruits, you'll find a fresh new favorite in this collection of our best upside-down cakes without pineapple.

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Pear Upside-Down Graham Cake

Pear Upside-Down Graham Cake

This not-too-sweet cake starts with a nutty mix of all-purpose and graham flours. If you can't find graham flour, recipe creator LauraF recommends using whole wheat flour instead.

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Fresh Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

upside down cranberry cake on white cake stand

This show-stopping dessert will be the centerpiece of your holiday table. Make sure to serve each slice with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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Blueberry Upside-Down Mini Cakes

Blueberry Upside Down Mini Cakes

Bake these adorable miniature cakes in ramekins. If you don't have ramekins at home, reviewer Lisa suggests using a jumbo muffin tin.

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Strawberry Upside-Down Cake

strawberry upside down cake with a slice missing

Crushed fresh strawberries are topped with marshmallows and strawberry Jell-O mix, then baked under prepared yellow cake mix batter.

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Blackberry Upside-Down Cake

Blackberry Upside Down Cake on a blue plate
JimmyandNancy Long

This is an "easy and beautiful cake to make with ingredients you have on hand," according to recipe creator PamelaP, who suggests serving on a wide cake plate to catch excess juice.

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Spiced Plum Upside-Down Cake with Oats

Spiced Plum Upside-Down Cake with Oats on a glass plate
Kim's Cooking Now

Oats add welcome texture to this fruity upside-down cake. If you want an even more unique texture, according to recipe creator erin.m.ryan, add grains (such as wheat or oat groats) to the batter.

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Upside-Down Rhubarb Cake

side view of upside down rhubarb cake in a baking pan
Bev Fischer Blatchford

Put your fresh rhubarb haul to good use with this easy sheet cake. Convenient ingredients (like white cake mix, quick-cooking tapioca, and strawberry-flavored Jell-O mix) cut down on prep time.

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Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

Here's a festive dessert that's perfect for your holiday spread. "The spicy flavour was fantastic with the juiciness of the pears," according to reviewer Kim Tymecki.

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Peach Amaretto Upside-Down Cake

Peach Amaretto Upside-Down Cake on a glass cake stand
Kim's Cooking Now

Amaretto liqueur adds warm, boozy flavor to a nutty peach topping. "This cake was wonderful," raves reviewer Cat. "Light easy and tasty...perfect for summer entertaining!"

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Apple Upside-Down Cake

slices of apple cake baked in a sheet pan, with dark brown caramelized apple slices on top

This autumnal cake "will have your mouth watering as it bakes, because it smells as good as it tastes," according to recipe creator Amber.

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Plum Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Sliced peaches around the outside, with blueberries in the center, this cake looks like a giant sunflower
...made with peaches. Alberta Rose

Try this top-rated cake the next time you're in the mood for a fruity dessert. "Make sure to use black plums as they will turn pink when they bake and will look beautiful," advises recipe creator BLONDINI2.

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Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Upside-Down Coffee Cake
Upside-Down Coffee Cake | Photo by.

This decadent, gooey cake is as delicious as it is gorgeous. The recipe calls for sliced peaches, but recipe creator Colleen Royal says you can use any type of fresh or frozen fruit.

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Slow Cooker Peach Upside-Down Cake

Slow Cooker Peach Upside Down Cake

Your trusty Crock-Pot is the key to this impressive upside-down cake topped with caramelized peaches. "Cake is light and flavorful, peach topping is heavenly," according to reviewer Dawn Shaughnessy.

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Cranberry Upside-Down Sour Cream Cake

Upside-Down cake with cranberry topping

Sour cream adds tangy flavor and intense moisture to this cake batter. "It is not only delicious, but very pretty for a holiday table," according to recipe creator LINDA MAUGERI.

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Blueberry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake

Blueberry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake
Vista Verde Ranch

An ample amount of cornmeal adds wonderful texture to this summer-perfect blueberry cake, while sour cream keeps it nice and moist.

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More Inspiration

Fresh Fruit Flan
Photo by Trishie.

Try one of our Favorite Fresh Fruit Dessert Recipes. Plus, explore our entire collection of Upside-Down Cake Recipes.

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