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Upside-Down Cake Recipes You'll Flip Over

Sure, the pineapple upside-down cake is a classic. But why should one fruit have all the fun? Try our upside-down cake recipes featuring pears, peaches, rhubarb, carrots, apples—and pineapple, of course.
  • Spiced Pear-Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

    Spiced Pear-Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

    Under those gorgeous slabs of buttery fruit, this chocolatey cardamom-laced afternoon tea cake holds a buried treasure of juicy pear bits. (Word to the wise: Our testers recommend keeping the photo of the cake handy when you're slicing the pears.)

    Spiced Pear-Chocolate Upside-Down Cake

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  • Double-Ginger Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    Double-Ginger Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    Crystallized ginger and powdered dry ginger add welcome zing to an American classic. Fanning the pineapple like flower petals is striking, but also functional--no bare spots between rings.

    Double-Ginger Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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  • Peach Melba Upside-Down Cake

    Peach Melba Upside-Down Cake

    Hello, color! Sunny peaches and ruby raspberries dance across  a tender buttermilk cornmeal cake. It's divine with whipped cream—if you're into that kind of thing.

    Peach Melba Upside-Down Cake

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  • Crunchy Yogurt-Granola Upside-Down Cake

    Crunchy Yogurt-Granola Upside-Down Cake

    Pineapple who? No fruit here in this upside-down cake, just a brown sugary streusel-like layer of walnuts, coconut and granola baked under (then flipped over) a vanilla coffee cake.

    Crunchy Yogurt-Granola Upside-Down Cake

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  • Flourless Rhubarb-Almond Upside-Down Cake

    Flourless Rhubarb-Almond Upside-Down Cake

    Our naturally gluten-free cake swaps ground almonds for all the flour and wears a rosy blanket of tart rhubarb and chopped nuts.

    Flourless Rhubarb-Almond Upside-Down Cake

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  • Carrot and Honey Upside-Down Minis

    Carrot and Honey Upside-Down Minis

    Sweetly vying for a spot on your Easter brunch table, these cinnamony whole-wheat cakes bake over nests of glazed carrots. Serve warm with extra honey for drizzling.

    Carrot and Honey Upside-Down Minis

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  • Bourbon-Apple-Rye Upside-Down Cake

    Bourbon-Apple-Rye Upside-Down Cake

    We hid shredded apple in the cake for extra flavor and moistness, but the real star here is the gorgeous array of fall fruit, glazed with bourbon-infused caramel.

    Bourbon-Apple-Rye Upside-Down Cake

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  • Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake

    Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake

    Invert this moist cake while it's still warm to reveal a fall kaleidoscope of glistening, tart berries and sweet mandarin oranges.

    Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake

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