Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

up-side Down Blueberry

One of the first things I ever baked in my Home Economics class in School was an Upside-Down Cake.

An Upside-Down Pineapple cake to be exact, made with tinned pineapple slices and dotted with red cherries in the middle of the rings.. what a classic.  I think I must have made one every Sunday for dessert for about a year. My family must have been sick of the sight of it, but I thought it was the best cake ever invented.

I remember my Nana saying that it was the most exotic thing she ever tasted lol. I suppose to her generation pineapples would have been very exotic!!

This time however I’m not using any tinned pineapple in my Upside-Down Cake.  I’m using one of my favorite ingredients –  Blueberries.




Blueberries are in my opinion the best all round year berry. If I don’t have a fresh punnet in the fridge, I will always have a frozen bag in the freezer. They adapt brilliantly to all recipes especially tray bakes, muffins and scones.  When I make muffins I always make half the muffin mixture blueberry (especially for me). The other half is usually chocolate chip. I have on many occasions when I’m short of time mixed both together.  Blueberry & Chocolate is actually a very delicious combination!

Frozen blueberries work just as good as fresh , sweet and juicy bursting with nutrition.

Did you know there is only 80 calories in every 100g of blueberries so they are virtually fat-free!!. They are a great source of vitamin C and fiber whether frozen or fresh & rich in antioxidants, truly worthy of the title of a super fruit

This Blueberry Upside-Down recipe is very simple and filling, delicious in summer with a scoop of ice-cream and as equally yummy in winter with a dollop of fresh warm custard.

Blueberry Heaven on a plate.


blueberry cake


Up-side Down Cakes always have that wow effect when you turn them out, so they are the perfect cake if you really want to impress someone with your baking skills. This particular cake is especially stunning with its almost caramelized blueberry topping

If any of the topping sticks to the cake tin just press it back in with a knife.


blueberry slice




If you like blueberries check out this recipe for a Blueberry & Lemon Curd Ring



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  • liz July 22, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Oh My .. I remember Pineapple upside down cakes!!!!…but blueberries.. I am so trying this.. great recipe and lovely photos as always

  • Zoe Alicia September 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

    This looks gorgeous Karyn! PS, I missed you on RTE the other night, I must look out for it on the Player x

    • Karyn September 23, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Zoe 🙂 It was surreal looking at my self on TV.. from behind a cushion that


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