Strawberry Upside Down Cake

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Strawberry upside down cake is as beautiful as it is delicious. Taking a delicious traditional cake and crowning it with sweet strawberries is as pleasing to the eyes as the tummy!

overhead shot of strawberry upside down cake

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Food invokes feeling. Whether that feeling be one of nostalgia, comfort or happiness, food is directly related to memory and feeling. When I think of my childhood, lots of memories are surrounded by food. Birthdays, Holidays, even days when we were sick. My Momma was and is still a master of making you feel loved and cared for with food. One of my best childhood memories is of her making Glory Jean’s Cherry Lemon Cheese Pie. When she made this we knew we were loved and special!

Just like memories, food also can instill feelings of joy and anticipation. When you want something sweet and go make that purchase of the prettiest cheese cake you have ever seen. Some foods can be pleasing to the eyes first and should be! I love making recipes that are not only delicious but are pretty to look at as well. This Strawberry Upside Down Cake is one of those recipes!

How to make Strawberry Upside Down Cake

This recipe is fairly simple. You take a great vanilla cake recipe, from scratch of course, and combine it with a sweet fruit crown. Much like a Pineapple upside down cake, only prettier!

It really is easy, so let’s get to it!

~Ingredients~

For the Strawberries

  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Cake

  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

~Method~

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a bundt or tube pan with cooking spray. Place Berries in a medium size bowl. Mix cornstarch and sugar together. Sprinkle over and mix with berries. Add vanilla and mix. Set aside.
  2. Sift flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add oil, butter and milk, mixing well. Stir in vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until it comes together with few lumps. Taking care not to over mix.
  3. Spread strawberries in the bottom of prepared pan in a singe layer. Pour cake mixture over berries.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean when testing.. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto cake plate or board. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Strawberries. Fresh is always better but I do know that Strawberries may not always be in season when you want to make this cake. Frozen is fine. I would suggest you make sure you buy the ones that are fresh frozen with no sugars or additives. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and you shouldn’t be able to tell any difference.
  • Mixing the Cake. Some of the best cakes have been ruined by over mixing. This is a easy trick to remember, some lumps are fine. If you adequately sift your dry ingredients first, you should have fewer lumps. This will eliminate the urge to over mix your cake.
  • Sifting dry ingredients. I have an old fashioned sifter. Let’s be honest. I rarely use it. I find that combining my dry ingredients into a large bowl allows me to use a whisk to do the sifting for me. Just as easy and far less mess!

A Beautiful Dessert

Would you just take a gander at this? I can assure you, it IS as good as it looks too! This is the perfect dessert for a special occasion or if you just want to make someone feel loved. What a way to love on folks with food!

Whoever thought that making beautiful desserts had to be complicated has really got it wrong. We have taken simple ingredients and make them gorgeous! Let’s not forget, this is a recipe you can take and make differently too. For example, Blackberries, Blueberries, Peaches or Apples would all be a great substitute for the Strawberries. You just can’t go wrong with recipes like this one.

This recipe has been shared over at Meal Plan Monday!

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a big slice of strawberry upside down cake

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Strawberry upside down cake is as beautiful as it is delicious. Taking a delicious traditional cake and crowning it with sweet strawberries is as pleasing to the eyes as the tummy!

Ingredients

  • For the Strawberries
  • * 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • * 1/2 cup sugar
  • * 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Cake
  • * 2 cups self rising flour
  • * 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • * 4 eggs
  • * 1 & 1/2 cup sugar
  • * 1/2 cup melted butter
  • * 1 cup milk
  • * 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • * 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a bundt or tube pan with cooking spray. Place Berries in a medium size bowl. Mix cornstarch and sugar together. Sprinkle over and mix with berries. Add vanilla and mix. Set aside.
  2. Sift flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Add oil, butter and milk, mixing well. Stir in vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until it comes together with few lumps. Taking care not to over mix.
  3. Spread strawberries in the bottom of prepared pan in a singe layer. Pour cake mixture over berries.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean when testing.. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto cake plate or board. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 438Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 106mgSodium 484mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 2gSugar 26gProtein 7g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    A+Red+Spatula
    July 29, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I’m loving this Brooke! It just feels like SUMMER!

    • Reply
      Brooke Burks
      July 29, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks! It sure does! It screams it!!!!

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