Lemon and Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Lemon & Blueberry Upside Down Cake


3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

3/4 cup cake flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 ounces almond paste (scant 1/2 cup), broken into small pieces
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
3 Tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces, at room temperature
3 large eggs, at room temperature

freshly whipped cream, additional blueberries (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Combine brown sugar and butter in 8-inch diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides (preferably nonstick). Place cake pan over medium heat and whisk constantly until butter and sugar melt and mixture is smooth and bubbling. Using pot holders, remove pan from heat; cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle blueberries evenly over.

3. Prepare cake: Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into medium bowl. Combine almond paste, sugar and lemon peel in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until almond paste is broken into very small pieces, about 1 minute. Add butter, 1 piece at a time, beating until mixture is smooth and scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well and scraping sides of bowl after each addition. Add flour mixture and beat just until batter is smooth. Spoon batter in dollops over blueberries in pan; spread evenly with offset spatula to smooth.

4. Bake cake until deep golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 43 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 1 minute. Run small knife around cake to loosen. Place large platter atop pan. Using oven mitts or pot holders, hold platter and cake pan firmly together with both hands and invert; shake gently, allowing cake to settle on platter. Cool at least 20 minutes.

5. Serve warm or at room temperature with additional blueberries and whipped cream, if desired.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Bon Appetit)

One Response to “Lemon and Blueberry Upside-Down Cake”

  1. postedDec 4, 2012 4:22 PM

    This looks so amazing!! I am allergic to almonds though, and since I’m not really sure what almond paste is, can I just leave it out? Or would that mess with the consistency? Are there any suggestions you have for a substitution?

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