Upside Down Cake Recipes

Flip the script on your homemade dessert with these upside down cake recipes from home cooks like you.

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I Made the 1926 Recipe for Dole Pineapple Upside-Down Cake—and I’m Head Over Heels

This is the contest-winning recipe that kicked off America's obsession with pineapple upside-down cake. It's as good today as it was in 1926!

We Made the Iconic Duncan Hines Double-Layer Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and It’s ...

The classic pineapple upside-down cake has been a go-to dessert for decades. But the Duncan Hines double-layer pineapple upside down-cake...


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Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

1 review

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a...


Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

We make these fun cakes while camping or in the backyard around a fire. They're yummy for kids and adults...


Orange and Pear Upside-Down Cake

2 reviews

I love cooking with my cast-iron skillet, whether it's to make a main dish or dessert. This upside-down cake is...

Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Orange

1 review

I came up with this strawberry rhubarb cake when I wanted to make something with rhubarb and strawberries that wasn't...


Upside-Down Fruitcake

2 reviews

I get tired of people bad-mouthing holiday fruitcakes. It's one of my favorite holiday flavors and I look forward to...

Upside-Down Berry Cake

46 reviews

This cake is good warm or cold and served with whipped topping or ice cream. It's very moist with loads...


Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

5 reviews

We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep...


Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread

I prefer to bake from scratch, but this Christmasy cake mix recipe is a favorite. For a change of pace,...


Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

8 reviews

The aroma of baking gingerbread stirs up such warm memories. This cake looks festive and is even on the lighter...

Makeover Peach Upside-Down Cake

8 reviews

This peachy delight has charmed folks for years. Our lightened version is even better with less fat and calories than...


Pineapple Upside-Down Muffin Cakes

2 reviews

A friend submitted this recipe to a cookbook our school district was compiling. The first time I made the cakes,...


Pear Upside-Down Cake

6 reviews

Using a packaged cake mix speeds up the preparation time of this tasty pear and pecan upside-down cake. This moist...


Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

15 reviews

I prepare this colorful dessert quite often in the late spring or summer when fresh rhubarb is abundant. I make...


Southern Peach Upside-Down Cake

7 reviews

A dear friend from the South gave me the idea for this peachy cake. I add bourbon and top each...

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

14 reviews

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it...


Blueberry Upside-Down Skillet Cake

7 reviews

Living in Maine, I am lucky to have an endless amount of wild blueberries. This recipe's similar to a


Rhubarb Berry Upside-Down Cake

4 reviews

I had leftover rhubarb and wanted to create something fresh. With blueberries, strawberries and dried cranberries on hand, I discovered...


German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

This recipe is my mother's—she's an excellent baker and cook. There was always some new food for my three brothers...


Upside Down Banana Cake

2 reviews

Because this starts with a cake mix, this is a fast and easy dessert to make. Plus, it uses up...


Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

1 review

My friend Dave always brought two strawberry rhubarb cakes to work to celebrate his birthday. He’d use up rhubarb growing...


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Blueberry-Lemon Upside-Down Cake

8 reviews

I was young when I married, so I watched my mother-in-law to learn baking. This cake with fresh blueberries is...


Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

9 reviews

For a tasty twist, this special shortcake has a berry layer on the bottom. The tempting strawberry upside-down cake is...


Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

1 review

This upside-down pineapple Bundt cake, which is a variation on the classic confection, couldn't be easier because it starts with...

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Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

4 reviews

"This cake is a family favorite when blueberries are in season," writes Charlotte Harrison of North Providence, Rhode Island. "It's...


Blueberry Upside Down Dessert

1 review

Turn a simple yellow cake into a terrific dessert with blueberries and a handful of other ingredients. It's great for...


Apricot Upside-Down Cake

6 reviews

My Aunt Anne, who is a great cook, gave me a taste of this golden upside-down cake and I couldn't...


Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

8 reviews

Both of my boys loved this makeover version of a family favorite, and even my husband, who is a bit...


Plum Upside-Down Cake

6 reviews

Since my husband liked pineapple upside-down cake, I decided to give this recipe a try one night when we were...


Peach Praline Upside-Down Cake

11 reviews

This cake is filled with fresh peaches, roasted Saigon cinnamon, roasted ground ginger and toasted pecans – and that makes...