Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake

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½ cup (1 stick) Unsalted butter
1 Lemon
2 (10 oz) bags frozen Sweet Cherries or blueberries
1 cup Sugar plus 4 tbsp , plus more for serving
2 cups All-purpose flour
2 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Baking soda
3 Large eggs room temperature
2 cups Sour cream or whole plain yogurt, at room temperature, divided

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Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake


I love this Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake because I can make it using ingredients that I have in my store cupboard or freezer so I don’t need to go to the grocery store if I am in a sudden mood for cake! I always have a few bags of frozen cherries or blueberries that I can use to make this delicious cake

As well as tasting really delicious, this easy one-bowl upside-down cake is very easy to make too! Start by mixing frozen fruit with sugar, lemon juice and melted butter in a baking pan. Bake until the juices are bubbling. Mix dry and wet ingredients together to make a batter. Pour the batter over the fruit and bake in the oven. Remove the cake from the pan and leave to cool completely. Serve with sweetened sour cream. Yum!

To make Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake

Steps to make Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 425 ºF. Place a rack in the center of the oven.


Melt butter


Place ½ a cup of butter in a small bowl and melt in a microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. Leave to cool.


Grate lemon zest


Grate lemon zest finely and squeeze 2 tablespoons of juice from the same lemon. Set to one side.


Prepare a baking pan


Brush one tablespoon of the melted butter around the bottom and sides of the baking pan. Line the bottom of the baking pan with parchment paper.


Place fruit in the baking pan


Place the 2 bags of fruit in the bottom of the baking pan with 4 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter and toss well.




Place the pan in the oven to bake. Gently shake the pan halfway through cooking. Cook for about 40-50 minutes, until the fruit juices are thick and bubbling. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 °F.


Mix dry ingredients


Place 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ a teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl. Mix well.


Add wet ingredients to dry


Beat 3 eggs with 1 cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons of lemon zest and the remaining 5 tablespoons of melted butter. Pour these wet ingredients into a well in the center of the dry ingredients.


Mix to create a batter


Whisk the wet mixture in ever-growing circles outward until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated and the batter is smooth.


Add batter to pan


Place large spoonfuls of batter over the fruit in the baking pan and gently smooth the surface.




Place the cake in the oven and bake for 45–55 minutes until the top is a golden brown color and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean


Cool and remove from the baking pan


Leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Use a paring knife to loosen the cake from the edges of the pan. Place a serving plate over the pan and invert. Lift the baking pan away from the cake and peel off the parchment paper. If some of the cherries remain stuck to the parchment, place them back in the cake. Let the cake cool completely before serving.


Make a sour cream accompaniment


Mix the remaining cup of sour cream with 1–2 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl.



Serve slices of this cake with a dollop of sour cream on top.

This Easy One-Bowl Upside-Down Cake is a tasty yet simple cake you can make from your store cupboard! Try making this soon and don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in your social media baking posts!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Annelise Rolloff

I tossed in some chocolate chips to this and decided to also use some vanilla frosting for the top instead of fruit.

Celina Marmolejos

My kids actually helped me make this everyone was very pleased with how it turned out to be :)

Greta Lannie

Wow, this was delicious and easy.

Yazmin Masinter

Was for sure easy just as the description says and tasted fantastic.

Coraline Allrich

No bake cheesecakes are easier and much more flavorful.

Mariella Eckrote

Had this for breakfast it was really really good.

Sofie Schutzenhofer

Couldn't be more satisfied!! Best dessert EVER!!

Journi Mahlke

Cool!! Mine was yummy and good with a pumpkin latte.

Zoya Emore

That's way too much sour cream i'd recommend using some creamcheese instead or it will taste a bit off.

Finnley Lettman

Simple, affordable and tasty. Exactly what I was looking for.

Arlene Dropp

Not too shabby though the cherry upside down cake was way more flavorful than this one.

Gretchen Takaki

Didn't add lemon zest to mine and tossed in some almonds.

Shay Nein

Vegetarian cake is the best kinda cake and good to make.

Mayah Onusko

I substitued the eggs for apple sauce fantastic dessert.

Jacquelyn Cuomo

Lemon made it kinda zesty but it was totally worth it for the sweetness of the cake itself.

Deanna Octave

First time making this wish me luck people!!

Angelique Lien

Shaped mine like a heart using the baking stencils, Delicious.

Flora Ollivier

Replaced cane sugar for brown instead cause the sweet cherries make up most of the sweetness anyway and cane sugar would make it overwhelming.

Kadence Meher

Turned this into cupcakes instead of a cake and used some cherry filling for the inside love both recipes so thx.

Audree Savich

Loved every bite of this upside-down cake it wasn't too sweet but perfect for some tea or coffee on the side.


Easy & delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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