Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Cherry Upside Down Cake

September 13, 2018Teresa

Oh my. Cherry Upside Down Cake. ‘nuf said. This fabulous cake is so mouthwatering you will be salivating like Pavlov’s dogs after the first bite. Seriously, it’s a scrumptious, rich, decadent and very moist cake that will knock your socks off! First, I pitted and halved fresh cherries. The cherries are covered with a homemade caramelized sugar glaze. Then the almond-flavored cake batter is poured over top before baking. The cake is inverted immediately after baking and it sure is awesome. While I used fresh cherries, you can substitute canned cherries if you rinse and drain them first.

I had a few cups of cherries left over at the end of cherry season that I wanted to use up. I thought I would try them in this delicious recipe. Perfection. After nibbling on the crumbs, I gave the cake to a friend who recently underwent knee replacement surgery. He loves cherries so I thought their family could use ANOTHER dessert. Ha! They loved it.

They came over to visit my husband after a recent surgery and remarked about how much they enjoyed this fabulous cake. Yes, it was certainly enjoyable. They couldn’t say enough about how much they loved this cherry dessert.

Cherry Upside Down Cake is a winner. It’s the perfect dessert to make during summer when fresh cherries are in season. But if you can’t find fresh cherries, feel free to substitute canned cherries instead. Both ways result in a spectacular cake everyone will drool over.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Cherry Upside Down Cake is one of the best cakes ever!

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

This cake is rich, moist and decadent.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

We loved the way this cake turned out and so did our friends.

Here’s what I did.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

I used these ingredients.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Start with making the caramelized sauce. Place sugar, almond extract and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Add water.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Stir to combine. DO NOT STIR again, but you will need to remove the pan from heat occasionally and swish the ingredients during cooking time.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Meanwhile, butter the bottom of a round baking dish. Cut a piece of parchment paper to line the dish and butter the parchment paper as well. Halve and pit cherries and place cut side up in bottom of a round baking dish.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Place UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add baking powder.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Stir to combine. Set aside.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

In a separate bowl, soften butter. Add sugar, eggs and almond extract.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Whisk ingredients to combine.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Add flour ingredients.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Stir ingredients to combine.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Cook the sauce ingredients 15 minutes. Every minute or two you will need to swish the ingredients in the pan but DO NOT STIR.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Quickly ladle the caramelized sauce over top of the cherries in a round cake baking dish.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Try to spread the caramelized sauce as evenly over the cherries as possible. Work quickly so the sauce doesn’t harden.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Spread the cake batter over top of the cherries.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Bake at 350 about 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and cake is well set. Use a knife to go around the edge of the whole baking dish.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Invert cake onto a serving plate. Cool, if desired, before serving. (This is also terrific hot, right out of the oven.)

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Cherry Upside Down Cake is awesome.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

If you enjoy cherries in desserts, this one is terrific.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

This cake is a wonderful way to use fresh cherries. But you can also use canned cherries if desired.

Here’s the recipe.

CHERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

(My own concoction)

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This delightful Cherry Upside Down Cake has cherries on the bottom covered with a homemade caramelized sauce. Then it's topped with a delicious almond flavored batter. The cake is inverted as soon as it comes out of the oven. This dessert is rich, moist, decadent and so mouthwatering. It's perfect for summer holidays like Fourth of July or Labor Day when fresh cherries are in season.
Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Place a 9-inch round cake dish on top of parchment paper.
  3. Cut a round from the parchment paper that will fit the cake dish.
  4. Butter the 9-inch round cake dish.
  5. Then butter the parchment paper as well.
  6. Pit the cherries and cut each one in half.
  7. Arrange the halves cut-side-up on the bottom of the cake dish.
  8. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract and ½ cup water in a small saucepan.
  9. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture turns amber, about 15 minutes.
  10. (Do not stir while the mixture is cooking but you may have to remove from heat occasionally and swirl the mixture).
  11. Remove from heat immediately.
  12. Ladle caramel sauce evenly and very quickly over the cherries in the cake dish.
  13. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  14. Set aside.
  15. In another bowl, beat together the butter and remaining 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract and eggs.
  16. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  17. Spread the batter evenly over the cherries and caramel sauce.
  18. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until cake is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  19. Remove cake from oven and set on a cooling rack.
  20. Run a knife around the sides to loosen edges.
  21. Place a platter or large plate on top of the cake.
  22. Invert the cake onto the platter.
  23. If any of the cherry halves stick to the pan, lift them off carefully.
  24. Then replace them on top of the cake.
  25. This should not be refrigerated before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Once you’ve hit 15 minutes on the caramel sauce, you must ladle it over top of the cherries very quickly or the mixture will harden. (I started my timer as soon as I turned on the gas from the stove top).

NOTE: Refrigerate after two days.

NOTE: My cake took 45 minutes to bake until a toothpick inserted in center came out clean.

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Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

This is one of the best cherry desserts ever!

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Every bite of this cake will have you drooling.

Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert

Doesn’t Cherry Upside Down Cake look marvelous?

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Print Recipe
Cherry Upside Down Cake BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delightful Cherry Upside Down Cake has cherries on the bottom covered with a homemade caramelized sauce. Then it's topped with a delicious almond flavored batter. The cake is inverted as soon as it comes out of the oven. This dessert is rich, moist, decadent and so mouthwatering. It's perfect for summer holidays like Fourth of July or Labor Day when fresh cherries are in season.
Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Cherry Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is one of the BEST upside-down cakes you'll ever eat! This one has fresh #cherries on the bottom. It's topped with a homemade caramelized sauce & then #cake batter. It's rich, moist, decadent & the most amazing #dessert ever! #cherrydessert
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Place a 9-inch round cake dish on top of parchment paper.
  3. Cut a round from the parchment paper that will fit the cake dish.
  4. Butter the 9-inch round cake dish.
  5. Then butter the parchment paper as well.
  6. Pit the cherries and cut each one in half.
  7. Arrange the halves cut-side-up on the bottom of the cake dish.
  8. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract and ½ cup water in a small saucepan.
  9. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture turns amber, about 15 minutes.
  10. (Do not stir while the mixture is cooking but you may have to remove from heat occasionally and swirl the mixture).
  11. Remove from heat immediately.
  12. Ladle caramel sauce evenly and very quickly over the cherries in the cake dish.
  13. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  14. Set aside.
  15. In another bowl, beat together the butter and remaining 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract and eggs.
  16. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
  17. Spread the batter evenly over the cherries and caramel sauce.
  18. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until cake is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  19. Remove cake from oven and set on a cooling rack.
  20. Run a knife around the sides to loosen edges.
  21. Place a platter or large plate on top of the cake.
  22. Invert the cake onto the platter.
  23. If any of the cherry halves stick to the pan, lift them off carefully.
  24. Then replace them on top of the cake.
  25. This should not be refrigerated before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Once you’ve hit 15 minutes on the caramel sauce, you must ladle it over top of the cherries very quickly or the mixture will harden. (I started my timer as soon as I turned on the gas from the stove top).

NOTE: Refrigerate after two days.

NOTE: My cake took 45 minutes to bake until a toothpick inserted in center came out clean.

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