Upside-Down Cakes

There's a genius to upside-down cakes: Cooked with a layer of fruit and sugar at the bottom, they're flipped before they're served, for a gorgeous presentation and a rich, caramelized flavor.

Pear Tarte Tatin
Pear Tarte Tatin
This tart is traditionally made with apples, but firm-fleshed pears make a delicate and delicious alternative.Vanessa Rees
Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes
Apple and Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes
If you find yourself with a surplus of fresh cranberries, these elegant cakes are the perfect solution. They can be cooked in individual miniature pans, or in a single skillet for convenience.Khushbu Shah
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
This recipe comes from the chief of the Arcata Fire Department in Humboldt County, California, and is considered an all-time favorite among the firemen.Helen Rosner
Banana Tarte Tatin
Banana Tarte Tatin
Try using tart, apple-like Manzano bananas for this delicious take on the classic French dessert, which is traditionally made with apples.Todd Coleman
Apricot-Cherry Upside-Down Cake
Apricot-Cherry Upside-Down Cake
In traditional upside-down cake recipes, the fruit is first caramelized in a skillet. In our simplified version, the butter and sugar are creamed and spread into the cake pan, then the fruit is layered over the mixture and topped with cake batter.Random House
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Peppered Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
This gooey, peppery pound cake topped with caramelized pineapple has a hint of the tropics.Anna Stockwell
Rhubarb Tarte Tatin
Rhubarb Tarte Tatin
In the style of a tarte Tatin, rhubarb is caramelized until soft before being topped with batter and baked. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Tarte Tatin »Todd Coleman
Colameco's Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Colameco's Pineapple Upside Down Cake
The recipe for this caramel-topped cake comes from the author's wife, pastry chef Heijung Park-Colameco.James Oseland
Blueberry Upside Down Cake
Blueberry Upside Down Cake
A thick, jammy layer of blueberries tops dense, buttery cake in this recipe shared from Robert and Cheri Ward of Blue Pearl Farms in McLellanville, South Carolina. Slightly sweet and dramatic, this is best made with the ripest in-season blueberries. All it needs is a dollop of whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg.Matt Taylor-Gross