This fresh, delicious, homemade berry upside-down cake is the perfect dessert to make any time you have an abundance of fresh fruit.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time45 minutesmins
Total Time1 hourhr
Keyword: Berry Upside Down Cake, Berry Upside Down Cake Recipe
⅓cuplight brown sugar,firmly packed
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and combine with brown sugar in a small bowl.
Crumble the mixture over the bottom of the prepared pan and pat it into an even layer. Evenly top with berries; set aside.
Combine flour with baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside. Beat sugar with remaining butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon peel. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk until blended. Pour over berries.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack; invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature and dust with confectioner's sugar if desired.
You can also use parchment paper to help prevent the cake from sticking when it comes time to flip it over. You can buy pre-cut parchment paper rounds to make lining the pan even easier.
You could also bake your cake in a cast iron skillet or a bundt cake pan.
You can add ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the butter/brown sugar mixture for some added flavor.
Don’t over-mix the batter, or your cake will be tough and rubbery.