Upside down cake is one of my personal favorites. Pineapple upside-down cake is the most common, but you can make an upside-down cake with any fruit. It’s easy with a cake mix. Choose any fruit, layer it over brown sugar with cake batter over the top, bake it, and turn it over for an ooey-gooey treat.
Step 1:Choose the Fruit for Your Upside Down Cake
You can choose nearly any fruit for your upside-down cake, as long as it cooks well. Think of any fruit you could include in a pie, and you could use it in your upside-down cake. It can be fresh, individually frozen, or canned. Drain or prep your fruit.
Step 2: Preheat Your Oven for the Upside Down Cake
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place a half cube of butter in the pan and put the pan in the oven as the oven preheats. Remove the pan once the butter has melted. This will prepare the pan for the brown sugar layer of your upside-down cake.
Step 3:Prepare the Brown Sugar Layer for Your Upside Down Cake
Mix one cup of brown sugar with the butter in the pan, spreading the mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan. Distribute the fruit over the brown sugar layer.
Step 4:Prepare the Cake Mix
Mix the cake mix according to package instructions. Add any inclusions such as flavor, nuts, ripe bananas, or zest. Spread the cake batter over the fruit layer and bake for 35 minutes or until done. When done, let it rest for about three minutes and then invert the cake onto a cutting board.
Optional Step 5:Glaze the Top of the Upside Down Cake
Using melted jelly or jam, gently spread a glaze over the top of the upside-down cake. The glaze adds flavor and makes the cake glistening and attractive.
Optional Step 6:Serve with Flavored Whipped Cream
The whipped cream can be flavored with brown sugar and flavors. For two cups cream, add 1/2 cup brown or granulated sugar and two teaspoons flavor.