Upside-Down Cake Recipes

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Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is a very pretty cake. Make sure to use black plums as they will turn pink when they bake and will look beautiful. The plums and blueberries can be replaced with peaches. You can also leave out the blueberries which makes a delicious plum cake! Enjoy!!!

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.35 stars
The classic pineapple upside down cake made with fresh pineapple. Serve with dollops of creme fraiche.

Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.26 stars
This is a gorgeous moist and gooey coffee cake! Use any type of fresh or frozen fruit, or combination of 2 fruits. Peach, cherry, blackberry and/or red raspberry are some of the best. The deep baking pan is required due to the bubbling caramel sauce and the height of the cake. Every time I serve it I get rave reviews!

Cottage Pudding - Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is my husband's favorite. I first made it over thirty years ago. You can use canned peaches or pineapple in place of the sliced apples.

Cranberry Upside-Down Sour Cream Cake

Rating: 4.4 stars
I received this recipe a couple of years ago from a friend and get rave reviews from everyone each time I prepare it. It is not only delicious, but very pretty for a holiday table. Great for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.34 stars
This old-fashioned cake recipe delivers a really good take on the dessert classic: pineapple upside-down cake.

Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
Cranberries and pecans are baked in the bottom of this cake. Turn the cake over for ooh's and ah's.

Chef John's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.05 stars
This iconic American dessert looks like a simple, rustic fruit cobbler when it comes out of the oven, all browned and bubbling, but a few minutes later, when it's turned over and that gloriously caramelized surface is revealed, it becomes so much more.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.64 stars
Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Rating: 4.7 stars
This pineapple upside down cake is made in an iron skillet. It's quick, easy and so beautiful.

Grandma's Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.44 stars
This skillet pineapple upside-down cake is baked in a cast iron skillet and served warm. It is wonderful!

Cake Mixes from Scratch and Variations

Rating: 4.14 stars
A convenient substitute for commercial mixes. Quick, easy, and yummy. Best of all, YOU control the ingredients!

Inspiration and Ideas

Upside-Down Coffee Cake

"I made this with peaches. It was very very good... a hit with the family!" – sheri

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

"This was so great. It came out really well with frozen blueberries. I'll have to try making it with fresh sometime." – catholicfoodie

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars

This upside-down version of German chocolate cake is both quicker and easier then the traditional right side-up cake.