Lemon and Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Here’s a beautiful, simple cake:  Lemon And Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Lemon and Blueberry Upside Down Cake recipe from RecipeGirl.com

This is a pretty, perfect cake to make when fresh blueberries are in season.

Lemon and Blueberry Upside Down Cake recipe from RecipeGirl.com

I love the lemon paired with the blueberries, and sweet whipped cream served on top is a great idea!

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Lemon and Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Ingredients:

BLUEBERRY TOPPING:

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

LEMON- ALMOND BUTTER CAKE:

  • 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

FOR SERVING:

  • freshly whipped cream, additional blueberries (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the brown sugar and butter in an 9-inch diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides (preferably nonstick). Place the cake pan over medium heat and whisk constantly until butter and sugar melt and mixture is smooth and bubbling. Using pot holders, remove the pan from heat; cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over.
  3. Prepare the cake: Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Combine the almond paste, sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until the almond paste is broken into very small pieces, about 1 minute. Add the 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 the flour mixture and beat just until batter is smooth. Spoon the batter in dollops over the blueberries in the pan; spread evenly with offset spatula to smooth.
  4. Place some foil or a pan on a rack under the cake to catch any possible exploding juices from the blueberries (just in case).  Bake the cake until deep golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 42 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 1 minute. Run a small knife around cake to loosen. Place a 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)

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One Response to “Lemon and Blueberry Upside Down Cake”

  1. postedDec 4, 2012 4:22 PM
    Emily

    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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