Upside-down cake

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Upside-down cake
Pineapple upside-down cake
Pineapple upside-down cake
Type Cake
Main ingredient(s) Batter, fruit (apples, pineapples, cherries)

An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan, then turned over and served upside-down.[citation needed]

Usually chopped fruits—such as apples, pineapples,[1] or cherries—and a butter and sugar topping are placed on the bottom of the pan before the batter is poured in, so that they form a decorative topping once the cake is inverted.

Another view of a pineapple upside-down cake

Traditional upside-down preparations include the American pineapple upside-down cake, French Tarte Tatin, Rocky Road upside-down cake, and Brazilian Bolo de banana. It is also well known in Hawaiian culture.[citation needed]

Popular culture

In the sitcom Dad's Army, upside-down cakes are often mentioned by Private Godfrey, played by the late actor Arnold Ridley, because his sister Dolly makes them. A pineapple upside-down cake was also featured on Season One of The Good Wife, starring Juliana Margolis and Chris Noth. In the scene, Chris Noth joked about a pineapple-upside down cake to let his kids know everything was going to be alright.

See also


  1. "Pineapple upside-down cake". BBC. Retrieved 30 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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