Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


9 servings

Updated: Aug. 30, 2023
This cake is a family favorite when blueberries are in season. —Charlotte Harrison, North Providence, Rhode Island
Blueberry Upside-Down Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Whipped topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in brown sugar. Spread into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Arrange blueberries in a single layer over brown sugar mixture; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream remaining 4 tablespoons butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Carefully pour over blueberries.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Cool. Serve with whipped topping if desired.
Blueberry Upside-Down Cake Tips

Can you use frozen blueberries to make blueberry upside-down cake?

If you find yourself without fresh blueberries, you can substitute frozen unsweetened blueberries. However, we recommend leaving the blueberries frozen, since thawed berries will discolor the batter. If you have any leftover frozen blueberries, put them to use in other recipes using frozen berries.

How do you flip an upside-down cake?

The easiest way to flip an upside-down cake is to start by placing the serving platter upside down over the baking dish. Then, using oven mitts, carefully hold the platter and dish together and invert. It's important to flip this blueberry upside-down cake recipe right away, otherwise the blueberries will stick to the pan, and not the cake!

How should you store blueberry upside-down cake?

If you have any leftovers, store the cake in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. If you liked this dessert, try more of our upside-down cake recipes or other blueberry dessert recipes.

Alicia Rooker, RDN, Taste of Home Senior Recipe Editor/Tester

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 261 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.