upside-down cake


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Desserts get their due, as well, with cocktails making their way into recipes for negroni panna cotta, mezcal pudding, and pina colada upside-down cake. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 3 Nov. 2022 There were 60,000 entries; 2,500 were for some version of pineapple upside-down cake. New York Times, 28 July 2022 Just as essential as an upside-down cake’s ability to put languishing fruit to use is its ease. New York Times, 28 July 2022 Then, slice, serve and get ready to fall head over heels for upside-down cake. New York Times, 28 July 2022 Everyone will love this simple summer version of a classic upside-down cake. Nik Pugmire, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 Pineapple upside-down cake and Sour Patch Kid flavors are among those offered for a limited time. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2022 Coconut cream pies huddle with date-nut bread to gossip about pineapple upside-down cake. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 24 May 2022 Coconut flour has an even stronger taste than almond, so Prag recommends using it in recipes with complementary flavor profiles, like pineapple upside-down cake or banana bread. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, 15 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Upside-down cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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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