Upside-down cake

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Upside-down cake
Pineapple upsidedown cake 9.jpg
Pineapple upside-down cake
Main ingredientsBatter, fruit (apples, pineapples, cherries)

An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked in a single pan, then turned over and eaten with the bottom of the cake facing upwards. Usually, chopped fruits [1] and a topping of butter and sugar are placed on the bottom of the pan before the batter is poured in. When the cake is turned over, the fruit sits on the top of the cake.

Traditional versions include the American pineapple upside-down cake, the French Tarte Tatin, and the Brazilian Bolo de banana.

The first mention of such a cake in writing was in 1930, but the cake is somewhat older.[2]

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  1. such as apples, pineapples or cherries
  2. John Mariani (1994) The Dictionary of American Food and Drink, revised edition.