Festive Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

Cranberry Upside Down Cake Recipe
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21 Reviews
This easy and delicious cranberry upside-down cake will add a festive touch to any holiday table.
30 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

Topping

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
sugar
2 cups
fresh or frozen cranberries

Cake

1 1/3 cups
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
3/4 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
2/3 cup
milk

Chantilly Cream

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup
sour cream
1 tablespoon
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter 9-inch round baking pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar; shake pan to coat. Place cranberries in pan; spread out evenly. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside.
  4. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter in another bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add egg, vanilla and 1 teaspoon lemon zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture and milk; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  5. Spread batter evenly over cranberries in prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Place pan onto cooling rack; let stand 10 minutes. Run knife around inside of pan to loosen cake; invert onto cake plate.
  6. Place whipping cream into bowl; beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Add sour cream, powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest; continue beating until mixture is thick. Dollop each serving of cake with Chantilly cream mixture. Garnish as desired.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
300
Cholesterol
70mg
Carbohydrates
35g
Protein
3g
Fat
18g
Sodium
230mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Yummy. So tasty.

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Very, very good!!!!!!

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This is the best upside down cake I've ever tasted. Everyone in my family loves it! I followed the recipe exactly as is and it always turns out perfect. A must try if you love cranberries!

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Nice tartness of cranberries, not overly sweet and the Chantilly Cream is perfect with the cake. And the cake looks very pretty too.

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First of all when I was preparing the cake pan I used about 1/2 stick of softened butter, increased the sugar from 3/4 to 11/2 cups for the topping to bring in more of a sweet flavor instead of the strong tartness of the cranberries. I put in a cup of frozen blackberries, raspberries and strawberries to one cup of cranberries and let it set for a while as I was preparing the cake. As a result when I poured the berries over the sugar, there was a gathering of liquid of which I aslo put into the topping. When the cake was ready to be turned upside down I was very curious to see what the results would be. The presence was BEAUTIFUL as the syrupy sweetness drizzeled down the outer sides of the cake ~ and truly very tasteful. My husband loved it and the recipe has now become a new Thanksgiving tradition to our other homemade desserts. As always EVERYTHING is made from scratch. Land O Lakes has been a favored butter in our family since I can remember baking with my mother and 4 sisters as a very young 100% Polish child. Thanks so much to you all for bringing such flavor, fun and frivolity to our Holidays as well as our every day toast and bagels. :)

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Made this today, a rainy, lazy Sunday! It was easy and my family LOVED it!

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Yummy, Yummy and Yummo, this is so delicious. The combination of the sweet cake and the tart cranberries really makes this upside down cake unique. This will now be a holiday dessert from now on.

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I can't wait to make this! It looks just wonderfull!!!

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I loved cranberries ...I will try this tonight and bake right away ..altho' this is the first time i will bake your recipe i know it sounds good...LandoLakes food products i really liked it especially their fruit gel its creamy ...

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This recipe is incredible, the cake comes out moist and just utterly delicious and its so simple this will definitely be on our families holiday table for yr to come.

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where I like cranberry products..I will definately make this one.

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awesome!

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My husband and I love this cake...It is so delicious, very moist and tender. I always add a few more cranberries and more sugar to the pan.

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This was delicious, will make again.

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This cake is awesome. The cake is so moist and flavorful and the cranberries are wonderful. This will be a favorite at our house. Thanks!

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We took this to a holiday dinner party, and everyone was impressed. Even a person who was neutral about cranberries,LOVED it. The cream is decadent and such a treat.

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Made this for Christmas Eve dinner. It was wonderful! A very moist cake and a beautiful presentation! We skipped the chantilly cream and the cake was still terrific. This recipe is a keeper and we'll be making it again.

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I had a cup of cranberries left, so I added them with a little more sugar. I would make it again with the extra cranberries, but not the sugar. Very good!

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An excellant choice with a sweet/tart flavor.

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This is a wonderful cake and so easy to make. I did a trial run as I wanted to serve it to company and my family was so impressed that I made it a second time. It presents it self beautifully. For a festive touch you could add some edible greens around the cake. It is a keeper. Thank you

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