On the Flipside: 10 Upside-Down Cake Recipes

By Katherine Foreman on April 20, 2016

If everything has worked out in your favor, you’re familiar with the classic pineapple upside-down cake—but why stop there? Turn your next upside-down cake into an occasion unto itself by incorporating different fruits and flavor combos.


Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

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A classic recipe gets a cute, compact makeover—perhaps the perfect, pre-portioned summertime dessert.

Cooking Classy


Peach Upside-Down Cake

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Put this juicy summertime fruit to good use, and indulge in a little taste bud TLC in one magical bite.

Use Real Butter


Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

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Another can't-miss take on the traditional recipe, this time featuring a layer of cheesecake and a graham cracker crust.

Hugs and Cookies XOXO


Apple Upside-Down Cake

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The best part about upside-down cake? You can customize it easily with just about any fruit you have on hand.

King Arthur Flour


Upside-Down Cheesecake Apple Pie

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This three-way dessert mashup just might be everything we've ever wanted in a decadent dessert combination.

Spend With Pennies


Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake

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Whole bananas and sticky caramel line the bottom of this upside-down sheet cake. A real beauty, no?



Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

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Rhubarb stars in our favorite pies every spring, but the tart-sweetness of this cake makes for a stunning alternative.

New York Times


German Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

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Not feeling the fruit? Ditch the sugary sweetness of fruit in favor of fudge for a little extra richness.

Spicy Southern Kitchen


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Upside-Down Cake

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Chocolate. Peanut butter. Banana. Cake. Need we say more?

Pinch of Yum


Cinnamon Sugar Bourbon Peach Upside-Down Cake

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This Southern-inspired sweet will become a fast summertime favorite. One slice is simply never enough.

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