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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 one-pan dessert by layering the apples around the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and topping them with the gingerbread batter. The skillet creates a wonderfully thick crust on the gingerbread. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

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

1 review

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


Black Forest Upside-Down Cake

1 review

The divine flavors of this simple Black Forest cake will impress your guests and leave you with many requests for...


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...

Apricot Upside-Down Cake

4 reviews

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


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...

Mini Carrot Cakes with Cranberry Caramel Sauce

This recipe was inspired by two classic favorites, carrot cake and pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, gorgeous and delicious cranberries...


Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

6 reviews

These individual pineapple upside-down cakes are an eye-catching addition to my holiday dessert table. A boxed cake mix makes them...


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Spiced Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

26 reviews

I often bake this beautiful cake in my large cast-iron skillet and turn it out
onto a pizza pan....


Cranberry Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

7 reviews

Both kids and grown-ups like this gorgeous dessert. It'll keep a few days and is actually better the second day,...

Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

4 reviews

"This dessert is out of this world," promises Iola Egle, McCook, Nebraska. Coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows and pecans turn a...


Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

12 reviews

Here's a traditional recipe for pineapple upside down cake that's been updated with packaged items for convenience. —Karen Ann...


Southern Peach Upside-Down Cake

5 reviews

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


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...


Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

25 reviews

I have baked cupcakes for years. These easy to make treats make an attractive dessert for special occasions. —Barbara Hahn,...

Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping

3 reviews

This cake is a favorite of mine. I love the smell of the apples and butterscotch as it is baking....


Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

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


Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

5 reviews

This light and airy yellow cake is moist but not too sweet, and the caramelized rhubarb topping adds tangy flavor...


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...


Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

14 reviews

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


Pineapple Upside-Down Dump Cake

6 reviews

This dump cake recipe is wonderful topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It works well with gluten-free and...


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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

19 reviews

I’ve baked this cake every spring for many years, and my family loves it! Use your own fresh rhubarb, hit...


Upside-Down Pear Pancake

5 reviews

There’s a pear tree in my yard that inspires me to bake with its fragrant fruit. This upside-down pancake works...

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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...


Upside-Down Peach Cake

33 reviews

Folks have been flipping over this peach upside-down cake for generations. This dessert is very popular with my family and...


Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

4 reviews

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


Banana Skillet Upside-Down Cake

3 reviews

My grandmother gave me my first cast iron skillet, and I've been cooking and baking with it ever since. Sometimes...


Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

22 reviews

For a change of pace, you can substitute fresh or frozen peach slices for the pineapple in this old-fashioned recipe....


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...