Blueberry Upside-Down Cake
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups cake flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- Whipped topping, optional
- 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.
- In a large bowl, cream remaining butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Carefully pour over blueberries.
- Bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Cool. Serve with whipped topping if desired.
Editor's NoteIf using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 292 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Aug 14, 2015
I don't know if I measured something wrong, but this was quite flat ... almost like there was not enough batter for an 8-inch cake. Perhaps it should be baked in a loaf pan. It tasted okay -- a little too sweet, though. I don't think I will make this again.
Nov 2, 2013
I had prepared this recipe when it was first featured in Taste of Home! I DID adjust the recipe and I used 1/2 cup margarine, DIVIDED and added 1/2 tsp. salt. I also used 1/2 cup packed brown sugar! This recipe was delicious! Thank you, Charlotte Harrison, for sharing this recipe! DELowenstein
Jul 8, 2013
Clever idea for a blueberry lover, which I am. I served mine with vanilla ice cream instead of whipped cream.
Feb 1, 2010
YES, I would definately make this recipe again. I made it for my Father's birthday because he loves blueberries and it tasted really good. It was a refreashing change from a frasted cake.
Dec 28, 2008
This cake sounds wonderful; have not made yet, but will. There's a blueberry picking farm near our home which we go to every summer. We freeze blueberries to enjoy year round.Thank you for sharing this recipe.Sincerely,