Fudge Upside-Down Cake

  • Yield: 10 servings

"This recipe came from my mother back when I was a young cook. She made it many times when I grew up."


2tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4cup granulated sugar
4tablespoons cocoa
1cup all-purpose flour
2teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1cup milk
1/2cup chopped walnuts
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2cup granulated sugar
1/2cup brown sugar
3tablespoons cocoa
1tablespoon butter or margarine
1cup milk
1ounce unsweetened chocolate
1/2teaspoon almond flavoring
1/2cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan or large cast iron skillet.
  2. To prepare the cake, melt butter and pour into a large bowl. Add sugar and cocoa; mix well. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk. Add walnuts and vanilla. Pour into pan.
  3. To prepare the sauce, combine sugars, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan. Heat. Add chocolate; stir until chocolate melts and sauce is smooth. Stir in almond flavoring and walnuts. Pour over batter.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly. Invert cake onto platter. During baking sauce goes to the bottom and makes a creamy topping. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

—Kay Carman, Philpot, Ky.