14 Pretty Upside-Down Cakes Baked in Your Cast-Iron Skillet
Combine two of grandma’s favorite things: upside-down cake and a trusty cast-iron skillet. These vintage desserts are beautiful AND delicious.
I often bake this beautiful cake in my large cast-iron skillet and turn it out onto a pizza pan. —Jennifer Sergesketter, Newburgh, Indiana
I’ve baked this cake every spring for many years, and my family loves it! At potlucks it gets eaten up quickly, even by folks who don’t normally go for rhubarb. Use you own fresh rhubarb, hit up a farmers market or find a neighbor who will trade stalks for the recipe! —Helen Breman, Mattydale, New York
This stunning cake from the blog Better Happier features two types of citrus: Meyer lemons and satsuma oranges. With bright flavors and colors, it’s the perfect dessert to warm up a dreary day.
At our house, cranberries are a favorite. I made this dessert for the first time in the 1990s. It started out as a pineapple upside-down cake—I just changed a few things around! It keeps and travels well, so it’s perfect for taking to church dinners. And we love to share it with our son and grandchildren. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
My grandmother gave me my first cast iron skillet, and I’ve been cooking and baking with it ever since. Sometimes I add drained maraschino cherries to this banana skillet dessert and serve it with a ice cream. —Terri Merritts, Nashville, Tennessee
This cake is a favorite of mine. I love the smell of the apples and butterscotch as it is baking. It fills the house with a perfect autumn aroma. —Sabrina Haught, Spencer, West Virginia
For a change of pace, you can substitute fresh or frozen peach slices for the pineapple in this old-fashioned recipe. —Bernardine Melton, Paola, Kansas
This light and airy yellow cake is moist but not too sweet, and the caramelized rhubarb topping adds tangy flavor and eye appeal. We like it served with strawberry ice cream. —Joyce Rowe, Stratham, New Hampshire
The fragrant fruit from the pear tree in my yard inspires me to bake. This upside-down pancake is a favorite. It works best with a firm, not fully ripe, pear.—Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California
Need a pretty pick-me-up? Look no further than this stunning raspberry peach cake from the blog My Invisible Crown. It’s the perfect treat to welcome warmer weather.