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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Recent Examples on the Web In the Southern Hemisphere, upside-down cake is called right-side-up cake. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1349: Revise and extend these remarks," 12 Sep. 2019 This date upside-down cake takes the dates from my family’s Rosh Hashanah seder and pairs them with the two fragrant ingredients found in so many Persian sweets: cardamom and rosewater. Tannaz Sassooni,, "Persian Upside-Down Cake: A sweet tribute to a Rosh Hashanah tradition," 11 Sep. 2019 Use your favorite pineapple upside-down cake recipe but substitute apples. Washington Post, "Got a haul of apples for fall? Here’s what to do with them," 10 Sep. 2019 July’s featured flavors are salted caramel bourbon balls; pineapple upside-down cake and coconut ice cream; rosewater ice cream with lemon swirl; lavender ice tea lemonade sorbet; and Ale 8 cream soda sorbet. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Here's the scoop on National Ice Cream Day deals and freebies in Louisville," 3 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of upside-down cake

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Upside-down cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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