Fresh Plum & Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is such a beautiful and easy cake! I was so excited when I flipped it over and WOW - it really is impressive! I can't wait until my husband comes home to see/eat it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place 6 tablespoons of melted butter in 9" round cake pan, add brown sugar and spread evenly on bottom.
  3. Arrange plums around the pan overlapping and place blueberries in the center.
  4. In large bowl, cream remaining butter with sugar and lemon zest, add egg and beat until combined.
  5. In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder& salt.
  6. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in three batches, alternating with the milk.
  7. Pour batter into cake pan and spread evenly over plums.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean- about 50 minutes.
  9. Cool 10 minutes.
  10. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert to plate.
Most Helpful

This is such an easy cake recipe & it was delishious! I don't have a 9" cake pan so I used an 8" cast iron skillet & it worked great. Thanks for posting.

KDeeWidner August 05, 2012

Wow!! What a moist cake. It has great flavors. Very easy to make. I will be making this again. I wanted to mention that I used my iron skillet to make this. I think thats why it turned out so dark. Thank You for posting.

barefootmommawv February 21, 2009

Pretty and quite tasty! My husband even said "better than what I expected" ;) I had rather large plums, so just used 2 and one was really juicy. All my blueberries floated to the top (bottom when turned over). Had to use the cake flour sub (used 2 Tbsp cornstarch and filled in the rest with AP flour) and used lemon extract in place of lemon zest. Oh, and used buttermilk powder/water. With all those subs, it still turned out well.

StacyMD187373 September 29, 2014