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Fruitcake Upside Down Cake

Teresa

Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2021

This is certainly not your typical fruitcake. This one is SOOOO much better. Fruitcake Upside Down Cake uses fruitcake mix with an extremely moist upside down cake that has a little fruit cake mix in the batter. I thought this cake was sensational! No kidding. Every bite was absolutely drool-worthy.

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Paradise Fruit Company sent me several different mixes and candied fruits to try out. I’ve never been a traditional fruitcake lover. In fact, I don’t like it at all. But I love, love, love the three recipes I made with Paradise’s Extra Fancy Fruitcake Mix and their Old English Fruitcake Mix. The Fruitcake Balls, Holiday Sour Cream Pound Cake (baked in miniature bundt cake pans) and this lovely Fruitcake Upside Down Cake were all top shelf. Truly, we salivated over all of them.

Even people (like me) who don’t do traditional fruit cake, will enjoy this moist and delicious cake. The flavors and texture are just awesome. The key is to make sure you spread this into a large enough cake pan. An eight-inch baking pan simply will not do! You must use a 10-inch tart, cake or cheesecake pan so the cake mixture spreads and doesn’t get too thick. Otherwise, the cake will take too long to bake and becomes dry. Yikes!

If you’re looking for a “knock your socks off” dessert for this holiday season, Fruitcake Upside Down Cake is it! This cake will wow even the most picky dessert eater, and everyone will want to taste a bite. Merry Christmas.

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Fruitcake Upside Down Cake is sensational.

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this moist & delicious #cake is nothing like traditional #Fruitcake. This #UpsideDownCake is moist, drool-worthy & full of flavor. It will wow your #holiday company & friends. Beautiful, elegant & festive enough for any holiday party or gala. #HolidayDessert #FruitcakeDessert #FruitcakeUpsideDownCake #ParadiseCandiedFruit #ParadiseFruitCompany

This lovely cake has almond flavoring which makes every other flavor that much better.

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This cake includes sour cream so it is very, very moist.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Cut parchment paper to fit into a 10-inch tart pan, cake pan, or cheesecake pan. Grease bottom of baking dish, then grease the parchment paper. Spread part of the fruit cake mix into the bottom of the dish.

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Over medium heat, bring sugar, vanilla extract and water to a boil. Start a 15-minute timer immediately.

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Allow mixture to come to a boil and cook exactly 15 minutes. Do not stir during cooking time.

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Ladle mixture quickly and evenly into the dish with the fruit cake mix.

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It’s important to spread the mixture evenly over the cake so all the surface area is covered.

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Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, add softened butter, eggs, sour cream, sugar, and almond extract.

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Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

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In a separate mixing bowl, combine UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods), salt, baking powder and baking soda.

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Add flour mixture and remaining fruit cake mix to cake batter.

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Stir mixture to combine.

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Spoon mixture on top of fruitcake mix in baking dish. Spread evenly.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Invert cake immediately onto a serving plate. If any fruitcake mix adheres to the parchment paper, gently remove it with a knife and place back on top of cake.

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We really enjoyed how moist this cake turned out.

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We gave pieces of this cake to several neighbors and without exception everyone loved it!

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We drooled over every bite of Fruitcake Upside Down Cake.

Here’s the recipe.

FRUITCAKE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

(My own concoction)

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Fruitcake Upside Down Cake

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake is heavenly. This moist and delicious cake is elegant, festive and beautiful enough to serve for any holiday party or gala. Even those who don't like traditional fruitcake will find this recipe wonderfully scrumptious. If you need a dessert to wow your family and friends, this luscious cake is the one to try.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cakes and Cheesecakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 338 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 lb. unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 12 oz. container Paradise extra fancy fruit cake mix divided use
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided use
  • 2 tsp. real vanilla extract no substitutes
  • 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place a 10-inch round cake dish on top of parchment paper.
  • Cut a round from the parchment paper that will fit the cake dish.
  • Butter the 10-inch round cake dish.
  • Then butter the parchment paper as well.
  • Arrange 8-ounces of the fruitcake mix on the bottom of the cake dish.
  • Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and ½ cup water in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture turns amber, about 15 minutes.
  • (Do not stir while the mixture is cooking but you may have to remove from heat occasionally and swirl the mixture).
  • Remove from heat immediately.
  • Pour caramelized sugar sauce evenly over the fruitcake mix in the cake dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat together the butter and remaining 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, one teaspoon vanilla extract, almond extracts and sour cream.
  • Stir the flour mixture and remaining fruitcake mix into the egg mixture.
  • Spread the batter evenly over the fruitcake mix and caramelized sugar sauce.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cake is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven and set on a cooling rack.
  • Run a knife around the sides to loosen edges.
  • Place a platter or large plate on top of the cake.
  • Invert the cake onto the platter.
  • If any of the fruitcake mix sticks to the pan, lift pieces off carefully.
  • Then replace them on top of the cake.
  • This should not be refrigerated before serving.

Notes

NOTE: Once you’ve hit 15 minutes on the caramelized sugar, you must ladle it over top of the fruitcake mix 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: You must use a large 10-inch cake pan, tart pan or cheesecake pan for this dish. If you use a smaller size, the cake gets too thick; (about 4-inches high instead of 1 to 2 inches high) it takes too long to cook and will end up too dry.
Fruitcake Mix provided courtesy of Paradise Fruit Company.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 400IUCalcium: 40mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword cake, dessert
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Fruitcake Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this moist & delicious #cake is nothing like traditional #Fruitcake. This #UpsideDownCake is moist, drool-worthy & full of flavor. It will wow your #holiday company & friends. Beautiful, elegant & festive enough for any holiday party or gala. #HolidayDessert #FruitcakeDessert #FruitcakeUpsideDownCake #ParadiseCandiedFruit #ParadiseFruitCompany

Grab a forkful and enjoy!

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this moist & delicious #cake is nothing like traditional #Fruitcake. This #UpsideDownCake is moist, drool-worthy & full of flavor. It will wow your #holiday company & friends. Beautiful, elegant & festive enough for any holiday party or gala. #HolidayDessert #FruitcakeDessert #FruitcakeUpsideDownCake #ParadiseCandiedFruit #ParadiseFruitCompany

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake is a sweet lover’s delight.

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this moist & delicious #cake is nothing like traditional #Fruitcake. This #UpsideDownCake is moist, drool-worthy & full of flavor. It will wow your #holiday company & friends. Beautiful, elegant & festive enough for any holiday party or gala. #HolidayDessert #FruitcakeDessert #FruitcakeUpsideDownCake #ParadiseCandiedFruit #ParadiseFruitCompany

Even those who don’t care for traditional fruitcake, enjoy this marvelous dessert.

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Fruitcake Upside Down Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this moist & delicious #cake is nothing like traditional #Fruitcake. This #UpsideDownCake is moist, drool-worthy & full of flavor. It will wow your #holiday company & friends. Beautiful, elegant & festive enough for any holiday party or gala. #HolidayDessert #FruitcakeDessert #FruitcakeUpsideDownCake #ParadiseCandiedFruit #ParadiseFruitCompany

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake

Fruitcake Upside Down Cake is heavenly. This moist and delicious cake is elegant, festive and beautiful enough to serve for any holiday party or gala. Even those who don't like traditional fruitcake will find this recipe wonderfully scrumptious. If you need a dessert to wow your family and friends, this luscious cake is the one to try.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Cakes and Cheesecakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 338 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 lb. unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 12 oz. container Paradise extra fancy fruit cake mix divided use
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided use
  • 2 tsp. real vanilla extract no substitutes
  • 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place a 10-inch round cake dish on top of parchment paper.
  • Cut a round from the parchment paper that will fit the cake dish.
  • Butter the 10-inch round cake dish.
  • Then butter the parchment paper as well.
  • Arrange 8-ounces of the fruitcake mix on the bottom of the cake dish.
  • Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and ½ cup water in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture turns amber, about 15 minutes.
  • (Do not stir while the mixture is cooking but you may have to remove from heat occasionally and swirl the mixture).
  • Remove from heat immediately.
  • Pour caramelized sugar sauce evenly over the fruitcake mix in the cake dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat together the butter and remaining 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, one teaspoon vanilla extract, almond extracts and sour cream.
  • Stir the flour mixture and remaining fruitcake mix into the egg mixture.
  • Spread the batter evenly over the fruitcake mix and caramelized sugar sauce.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cake is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven and set on a cooling rack.
  • Run a knife around the sides to loosen edges.
  • Place a platter or large plate on top of the cake.
  • Invert the cake onto the platter.
  • If any of the fruitcake mix sticks to the pan, lift pieces off carefully.
  • Then replace them on top of the cake.
  • This should not be refrigerated before serving.

Notes

NOTE: Once you’ve hit 15 minutes on the caramelized sugar, you must ladle it over top of the fruitcake mix 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: You must use a large 10-inch cake pan, tart pan or cheesecake pan for this dish. If you use a smaller size, the cake gets too thick; (about 4-inches high instead of 1 to 2 inches high) it takes too long to cook and will end up too dry.
Fruitcake Mix provided courtesy of Paradise Fruit Company.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 400IUCalcium: 40mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword cake, dessert
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