Upside Down Cake

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by queenbeatrice

Here is a basic upside down cake recipe with different fruit variations. All are lovely. When making the rhubarb variation toss the extra 1/4 cup brown sugar with the rhubarb and let it sit a couple of minutes before tossing it into the cake pan.

Top Review by Trish Za Dish

I also used plums with this cake and I really liked how the fruit with cake mix turned out. I used a lil less baking soda then called for and it was still too much. I would scale it down right to 1tsp. Other than that it was yummy and baked in less than 40 mins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Melt butter in 8” square baking pan and sprinkle with sugar. Cover with one of the variations.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly, add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Blend together the flour, baking powder and salt and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.
  6. Beat well after each addition.
  7. Pour batter over fruit variation of choice.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  9. Invert at once on a serving plate being careful not to burn yourself.
  10. Best served warm.

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