upside-down cake


Definition of 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 This eye-popping upside-down cake might be beautiful to look at, but that shouldn't stop you from taking a bite. Erin Alexander, TheWeek, "21 cakes to celebrate with this summer," 20 June 2020 Top your meal off with banana pudding, chocolate meringue pie, coconut pie, lemon meringue pie or pineapple upside-down cake. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "We found five fried chicken spots in Frisco for National Fried Chicken Day," 1 July 2020 From a classic red, white, and blue American flag cake to a zippy citrus upside-down cake that's popping with color, these cakes make the sweetest standouts. Erin Alexander, TheWeek, "21 cakes to celebrate with this summer," 20 June 2020 White or yellow cake, like Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix, are basic, sweet cakes that can be transformed into gooey bars, pineapple upside-down cake and even zucchini bread. NBC News, "Best boxed cake mix for delicious cakes, according to an expert," 19 May 2020 Fortunately, our citrusy olive oil upside-down cake is just the answer. Paul Stephen,, "4 altered classic dishes for the smaller, virtual Easter and Passover meals we’ll be having thanks to coronavirus," 8 Apr. 2020 The pear torta, for its part, seems to have delusions of being an upside-down cake. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Alfred Portale Writes a Second Act, in Italian," 4 Feb. 2020 Desserts include flourless honey apple upside-down cake ($45), flourless chocolate brownies ($22 for four) and gluten-free coconut macaroons ($20 for eight). Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Restaurants offering delivery and takeout Passover meals," 2 Apr. 2020 Friday's menu included Japanese Medai a la plancha and seasoned sushi rice along with Pineapple upside-down cake. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the long days of California’s great lockdown, glimpse America’s stay-at-home future," 22 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of upside-down cake

1925, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of upside-down cake

US : a cake that is baked with a layer of fruit (such as pineapple) on the bottom and then turned over and served with the fruit side up

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