Blueberry Upside Down Cake

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Make this easy blueberry cake with fresh summer berries! This blueberry dessert is quick to make and is covered with caramelized blueberries.  The blueberries cook in the bottom of the cake pan and then the cake is flipped over for a moist cake covered in a thick topping of delicious blueberries.

Blueberries are probably my favorite summer fruit.  All my kids like them too, so we have them frequently in the summer.  

Often we just serve them by themselves as a side dish with dinner, but sometimes I like to use them for a special dessert, like this Blueberry Cake.

This cake is one of my favorite that I have ever made, because the blueberries are caramelized and soak into to the cake, which is moist and delicious.  

I used a lot of blueberries in this cake, basically covering the entire bottom of the cake pan with berries so there was a thick layer of fruit on top when it was finished.

pan of blueberries for making Blueberry Upside Down Cake

This cake was very rich and filling, and I will definitely be making it again soon!  I modified this recipe from a Cranberry Upside Down Cake recipe from Cooking Light.  

I think it would work well with almost any fruit, as long as you adjust the sugar up or down depending on how sweet the fruit is!

blueberry upside down cake on a plate
Yield: 10

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

This blueberry upside down cake is a summer treat - an easy cake covered in caramelized blueberries

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 eggs, separated into whites and yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. To make the topping heat the brown sugar and 2 T. of butter in a small saucepan. Cook until the butter melts and sugar dissolves.
  3. Spray a 9" cake pan with cooking spray, and then pour the sugar and butter mixture into the pan to coat the bottom.
  4. Add the blueberries in a single layer on top of the sugar and butter mixture.
  5. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Beat the egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form. Pour the egg whites out and set aside for later.
  6. Then cream the sugar and 1/2 c. butter until well blended. Add the egg yolks and beat well, and then mix in the vanilla.
  7. Combine the flour with the baking powder and salt and mix.
  8. Add the flour alternately to the batter with the milk.
  9. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  10. Pour into the cake pan and spread evenly. The batter will be very thick, much thicker than a regular cake batter.
  11. Bake for 55-60 minutes until the center is cooked.
  12. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes, then flip the cake upside down onto a serving platter, but leave the cake pan on top of the cake for another 5-10 minutes to let the blueberries soak in.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Hi, I’m Anne!

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