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

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Citron is serving brunch and dinner on Quarry Lake with ribeye steaks, soft shell crabs and pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Christina Tkacik,, "Father's Day dining specials in the Baltimore area," 12 June 2019 The Duchess of Sussex reportedly helped cook tonight's menu of homemade coconut chicken curry, aubergine (that's eggplant, for those of us in the States) masala, dips to share, and caramelized plum upside-down cake for dessert. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Was Cooking in Heels at the Launch of the Together Cookbook," 20 Sep. 2018 The pineapple upside-down cake skirted into super-sweet territory, but its light texture impressed, as did the partnering coconut gelato. Tim Smith,, "David Cordish's new restaurant a good bet 24/7 at Live Hotel," 12 July 2018 Oreo made a variety of test batches of other cookies, including avocado, carrot cake, coffee, pineapple upside-down cake. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Cherry Cola or Piña Colada? Oreo Crowdsources Its Next Three Limited-Edition Flavors," 1 May 2018 Avery won the challenge with her spin on pineapple upside-down cake. Tracy Swartz,, "Clarendon Hills contestant makes 'MasterChef Junior' history," 20 Apr. 2018 The eye-catcher on one recent trip was a giant serving of deep-dish pineapple upside-down cake. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Lockhart barbecue comes to Fort Worth: It's a Food Festival event | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 1 Apr. 2018 The upside-down cakes, iced on all sides, come in more than a dozen flavors that include carrot, vanilla bean, and seasonal variations, like caramel apple. Allison Steele,, "Dixie Picnic's box lunches are one of the best deals in Center City.," 26 Oct. 2017 But don’t stop there: Apply it to a peach upside-down cake or sophisticated olive oil cake. Charlotte Druckman, sacbee, "Be better than Betty Crocker, or how to make your own baking mixes like a pro," 3 Oct. 2017

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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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