Tips for Making Upside-Down Cake

Learn eight baking tips to make the best upside down cake that's perfect each time!

1. Prep Cake Pan

•Ensure your cake will remove smoothly from the pan by prepping your pan. •Butter or grease your pan and cut out a piece of parchment to fit the bottom of the pan.

2. Refrigerate the Topping

•Once you make the topping, refrigerate the pan. •With a set topping, the fruit won't move in the pan when you pour in your batter.

3. Use Cake Flour

•Cake flour has less protein than all-purpose flour. •This results in less gluten development, which results in a more tender cake!

4. Keep the Cake Moist with Neutral Oil

•Neutral oil provides the right amount of moisture for upside down cakes and prevents it from drying out or being too dense.

5. Use Firm Fresh Fruit

•A very ripe fruit will break down too much as the cake cooks,  and you'll be left with a mushy topping. •Use a fresh, firm fruit for best results.

6. Let the Cake Cool for 10 Minutes

•Let the cake cool for 10-20 minutes, so the cake can set. •This will also help make sure the caramel isn't too hot when you flip the pan.

7. Turn the Cake Upside Down Quickly

•Always wear gloves when flipping your cake to prevent burns. •Place the serving platter on top of the cake pan and quickly and decisively turn it upside down.

8. How to Remove the Cake if Stuck

•Don't force out a stuck topping. •Run a small butter knife or spatula around the edges and tap the bottom. •If it's cooled down too much, rewarm it slightly.

Learn more!

Get the full recipe for my apple cider upside down cake by clicking the link below! The recipe includes a how-to guide with photos and detailed instructions.