upside-down cake


: a cake baked with its batter covering an arrangement of fruit (such as pineapple) and served with the fruit side up

Examples of upside-down cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snack fiends, be prepared: there are a lot of can’t-miss Disney World foods, including pineapple upside-down cake topped with Dole Whip from Aloha Isle, cheeseburger spring rolls at The Spring Roll Cart, and the pepper jack pretzel from Cheshire Cafe. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2024 Lemon Upside-Down Cake This lemon upside-down cake, inspired by an orange caradamom upside-down cake from pastry chef David Lebovitz, is prepared in a skillet lined with brown sugar and thin slices of lemon (peel and all). Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2024 But don’t stop there: Apply it to a peach upside-down cake or sophisticated olive oil cake. Charlotte Druckman, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Spruce up your tree with Mickey Mouse as a cinnamon roll, Minnie Mouse as a strawberry cupcake, and Stitch as a pineapple upside-down cake. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 Inspired by nostalgic pineapple upside-down cake and riffing on my family’s pumpkin loaf, this skillet dessert embeds glossy rings of apple and cranberries in a tender, spiced crumb. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2023 The upside-down cake is a bit of a Southern specialty. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2023 The East Nashville taproom opened in 2016, and the team has spent the last seven years creating over 1,000 different beers — including a blueberry cobbler sour ale, a mango upside-down cake IPA, and Southern Crisp, a classic pilsner. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 7 Aug. 2023 Pineapple upside-down cake gets baked with a base of ooey gooey pineapple slices, which become sticky and sweet during their time in the oven. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upside-down cake was in 1925

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“Upside-down cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

upside-down cake

: a cake baked with a layer of fruit (as pineapple) on the bottom and served fruit side up
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