Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This upside down cake is 2 layers with cherries and nuts! Also, pretty easy 'cause it starts with a mix. This came from the Philadelphia Bulletin, which no longer this is a pretty old recipe :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 9 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 12 cups quartered maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons cherry syrup
  • 34 cup nuts
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package yellow cake mix or 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope Dream Whip
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed or 1 (8 ounce) containeradditional prepared Dream Whip (optional)


  1. Combine brown sugar and butter.
  2. Stir in cherries, cherry syrup and nuts.
  3. Spread evenly in bottom of two 9 inch layer pans.
  4. Set aside until needed.
  5. Combine cake mix, whipped topping mix, eggs and water in a large bowl and blend until moistened.
  6. Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes.
  7. Carefully spoon over cherry mixture in pans.
  8. Bake in preheated 350* over for 30- 35 minutes.
  9. Immediately turn cakes out onto a cooling rack, fruit side up.
  10. Allow to cool and frost with additional whipped topping if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very yummy. A pound cake sort of texture. I frosted the middle and sides with Cool Whip. I left the top uncovered except a couple of shots of Cool Whip with a cherry on top. It was really pretty!