A lemony cake is baked over scrumptious blueberries in a springform pan. Invert the cake so that the blueberries are on top! Serve warm with fresh whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest. Toss to coat berries, then pour into the prepared pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the almond extract and 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest. Stir together 2 cups flour and the baking powder. Beat into butter mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter over the berries in the pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Place serving plate over the top of the pan and carefully invert cake and plate together, so that the berries end up on top. Carefully unlock the buckle on the side of the pan and remove. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top of cake and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 47.6g 15% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 68.1mg 23% DV; sodium 198.9mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2003
I really liked this recipe as I served it on Easter Sunday. The only caveat was that the blueberries leaked through the springform pan (likely because I had to use frozen) and the bottom of my oven was a bubbling ashy mess when it was all said and done. My suggestion just in case is to put a layer of aluminum foil under the springform pan to collect any juices that might leak out. Otherwise this was a wonderful recipe and the whipped cream was a great addition! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2005
This turned out kind of dry and crumbly for me but it could have been my fault for using half whole wheat pastry flour (although it has never negatively affected a recipe before). I also used lemon juice instead of lemon zest so maybe that changed things. Mine baked in 50 minutes also. The top was good but I wish I had used frozen instead of my freshly-picked berries because it kind of just tasted like I had spread blueberry preserves all over it. I think the "Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake" on this site has a much better texture and presentation. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2003
I really liked this recipe as I served it on Easter Sunday. The only caveat was that the blueberries leaked through the springform pan (likely because I had to use frozen) and the bottom of my oven was a bubbling ashy mess when it was all said and done. My suggestion just in case is to put a layer of aluminum foil under the springform pan to collect any juices that might leak out. Otherwise this was a wonderful recipe and the whipped cream was a great addition! Read More
(31)
Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2005
This turned out kind of dry and crumbly for me but it could have been my fault for using half whole wheat pastry flour (although it has never negatively affected a recipe before). I also used lemon juice instead of lemon zest so maybe that changed things. Mine baked in 50 minutes also. The top was good but I wish I had used frozen instead of my freshly-picked berries because it kind of just tasted like I had spread blueberry preserves all over it. I think the "Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake" on this site has a much better texture and presentation. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2005
An awesome recipe! Very moist and tasty! Little work and very little cleanup make this cake a winner in my book. Pay close attention to the "Bake 60-70 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean. My cake cooked in 50". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2003
I made this dessert for company as I had blueberries and needed something quick. It was delicious. I made it again with frozen berries and fresh was definately better but frozen were fine.I served ours with fresh whipped cream. You have to be a real blueberry lover for this one as I am. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2003
I found this recipe to be easy to prepare; however I was not that satisfied with the result. It didn't look as nice as I would have liked. It did not need to bake 60-70 minutes - 55 minutes maximum. Also I would definitely switch the almond extract to either lemon or vanilla in the future. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2003
I've tried many recipes on this website and this recipe is my first bad encounter. The cake was positively the worst desert I have ever made. One piece and the remainder quickly hit the bottom of the trash can. If you want a winning blueberry cake try the Blueberry Cream Cheese Poundcake instead. It's fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2003
very easy. great and quick to make. i made one change didn't add almond-flavor but a bit rum-essence and some brandy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2011
I had some frozen berries I needed to use up and wanted to make a upsidedown cake which lead me here. Normally I do not find it worth the effort to make cake from scatch but this was truely amazing. I had to double this recipe as I found there did not look to be enough for a good size cake. I used self rising cake flour and OMG! The best, moistest cake I ecer made. I used sweetener ( both brown and white) and my husband and brother went back for seconds and thirds and didn't even know the difference. This was increduble served hot with PC Vanilla Bourbon ice cream. Blueberry season is upon us here in the north and I will be making many more of these cakes. I think I will even try this as individual muffins. Yumm Yumm Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
Over all this was a nice tasting cake the blueberry and lemon really shine through. I did omit the almond extract and added lemon juice in its place. I also used half and half instead of milk. I did not have a problem with it being dry but it is dense and the crumb is very coarse. I'm thinking some additional butter or perhaps some oil would lighten it up a bit. I did use frozen berries which were nice but next time I think I will use less flour and sugar as the topping was very very thick as others mentioned. I love the idea of this cake and I am going to try it again with some changes. Read More
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