Upside-Down Cakes That Think Beyond the Pineapple

Upside-down cake gets turned on its head (literally) with these sweet new takes that replace classic pineapple with bananas, blueberries and more.

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Beyond Pineapple

We love pineapple, but the buttery, caramelized top layer of an upside-down cake has so much potential — why reserve it for just one fruit? The chefs in Food Network Kitchen decided to explore the many faces of upside-down cake, with incredible results, by substituting everything from tart cranberries to ribbons of candied carrot. Let's see how it's done.

Upside-Down Bananas Foster Cake

Why should pineapples have all the fun? Bananas work perfectly in this boozy, caramelized version of an upside-down cake.

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Upside-Down Blueberry Lemon Cake

This berry-packed upside-down cake is perfect for dessert or brunch, served with a dollop of sweetened sour cream.

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Upside-Down Carrot Cake

The chefs in Food Network Kitchen thought outside the box — or, in this case, upside down — to come up with this carrot cake. Instead of shredding carrots and folding them into the batter, they used a vegetable peeler to make ribbons and candied them in a butter-and-sugar mixture for a fun and pretty topping.

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Upside-Down Cranberry-Orange Cake

Food Network Kitchen's sweet-tart upside-down cake is perfect for a holiday dessert or anytime fresh cranberries are in season.

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Upside-Down Fig-and-Hazelnut Cake

The combination of crunchy toasted hazelnuts and figs works perfectly as the caramelized topping in this upside-down cake.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb are a pair that always harmonizes beautifully. Serve this cake with a dollop of whipped cream for a lovely spring treat.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake