Upside-down cake

Upside-down cake
Pineapple upside-down cake
Type Cake
Main ingredients Batter, fruit (apples, pineapples, cherries)
Cookbook: Upside-down cake  Media: Upside-down cake

An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan with its toppings at the bottom of the pan, hence “upside-down”. Then, when removed from the oven, the upside-down preparation is de-panned onto a serving plate, thus righting it, and serving it right-side up.

Usually chopped or sliced fruits — such as apples, cherries, peaches, or pineapples[1] — butter, and sugar are placed on the bottom of the pan before the batter is poured in, so that they form a baked-on topping after the cake is inverted.

Traditional upside-down preparations include the American pineapple upside-down cake, the French Tarte Tatin, and the Brazilian or Portuguese Bolo de ananas.

See also


  1. "Pineapple upside-down cake". BBC. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
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