Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Cherry Upside-Down Cake

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
543 Calories
23g Fat
61g Carbs
25g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 543
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 702mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 25g
Calcium 195mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cherry upside-down cake is an attractive and delicious cake, and it's surprisingly easy to prepare and bake. A can of cherry pie filling is used for the fruit topping, so all you have to do is mix the batter and bake.

When you choose pie filling, you'll see regular and "premium." The premium cherry pie filling is the best choice because it contains 30% more fruit.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Cherry Upside-Down Cake ingredients

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  2. Heat oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas Mark 4). Generously butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

    Generously butter an 8-inch square baking pan

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  3. Spread the cherry pie filling over the bottom of the prepared pan.

    Spread the cherry pie filling over the bottom of the prepared pan

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  4. In a  bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

    combine the flour, baking powder, and salt

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  5. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together for about 3 to 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and the vanilla and almond extracts.

    beat the butter and sugar with the eggs and the vanilla and almond extract

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  6. Add the dry mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk and ending with the flour mixture. Blend thoroughly after each addition.

    Add the dry mixture in three additions to the mixture in the bowl

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  7. Spoon the cake batter over the cherry pie filling; gently spread to cover.

    Spoon the cake batter over the cherry pie filling

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  8. Bake the cake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the cake springs back when lightly touched with finger.

    bake the cake

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  9. Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes. Loosen sides and carefully invert it onto a serving plate or cake server.

    Cherry Upside-Down Cake

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