Lemon Ginger Almond Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Another upside-down cake recipe passed on to me by a friend! This one I haven't yet made, but from the looks of the recipe, it should taste wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Finely grate lemons for zest, then set zest aside. Remove white pith from lemons, then thinly slice, discarding seeds.
  3. Coat 9"x9" cake pan with cooking spray.
  4. Pour in melted butter, then arrange lemon slices in concentric pattern over butter.
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar & slivered almonds.
  6. In food processor, combine whole almonds, reserved lemon zest & ginger, then pulse until combined & slightly moist.
  7. In large bowl combine butter & sugar, beating with mixer at medium speed until fluffy.
  8. Add egg & extracts & beat until blended.
  9. In another bowl sift or wisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  10. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating at low speed after each addition.
  11. Stir in almond mixture, then pour batter on top of lemons.
  12. Bake 25-35 minutes until top is golden brown.
  13. Remove from oven & cool 5 minutes on wire rack, before inverting onto serving plate.
Most Helpful

Hi Mike,
for Mother-day I got "your" cake from my children! It was delicious and fresh!
This was a real challange for them preparing this alone (english is not our motherlanguage) and with a new technique! Your explanations were clear and the cake came out really good!
Thanks a lot for your always wonderful recipes.

awalde May 17, 2011

this cake has extreme flavor, my DH who is a lemon-lover absolutely loved this, I did make a few minor changes, I omitted the vanilla and used 1 teaspoon almond extract, increased the sugar in the cake slightly, this is a cake I will make again, thanks for sharing Syd!

Kittencal@recipezazz May 01, 2008