Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake

This exceptional cherry cake is delicious, a fact which was confirmed by all the people in our family who tasted it, including those who don't really like desserts. The layer of jellied cherries is wonderful, and the cake is flavored and filled with cherry juice.

I actually started from this blackberry version and, although I had a feeling it was going to be be delicious, my expectations were far exceeded. I definitely recommend saving the recipe and even using other seasonal fruits.

All the ingredients and the quantities are suitable for a pan of 26cm in diameter. If you have different sizes, adjust the recipe.


Pitted cherries
750 g
from about 1 kg of non-pitted cherries
1 piece
150 g
Corn starch
1 tbsp
2 pieces
Melted butter
70 g
Vanilla Extract
2 tsp
White flour
170 g
Baking powder
1 tsp

Step by step

Step 1

Grate the zest from one lemon and squeeze the juice.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 1
Step 2

Wash and pit the cherries. I do this using the back of a safety pin - grandma's method, to keep the cherries whole, if possible.

Over the cherries, pour the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of starch. Mix everything well with a spoon and set aside until we prepare the cake.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 2
Step 3

Take a round pan, about 26cm in diameter. Grease with a little oil and line with baking paper. Lift the edges of the parchment up the walls of the pan.

I grease with oil just so that the baking paper sticks better to the tray.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 3
Step 4

In a bowl, place 2 eggs, the remaining sugar (I used 3 tablespoons for the cherries), 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence and the grated lemon peel from step 1.

Stir the mixture well with a fork or a spoon.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 4
Step 5

Add in the melted butter and mix again.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 5
Step 6

Finally, mix in the flour and baking powder.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 6
Step 7

Stir again well until you have a thick, lump-free batter.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 7
Step 8

Pour the cherry mixture into the baking tray.

Make sure the whole bottom of the pan is covered by an even layer of cherries.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 8
Step 9

Pour the batter over the cherries. Spread evenly with a spoon over the entire surface.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 9
Step 10

Bake the cherry cake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 40-45 minutes, or until it browns well on top.

After the oven, let cool in the pan for 30-40 minutes.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 10
Step 11

Cover the pan with a plate placed upside down and flip the cake.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 11
Step 12

Carefully remove the pan and the parchment. The cake will stay on the plate, with the fruit layer facing up.

Let it cool on the table for 2-3 hours, so that the top will be infused with the syrup from the baked cherries.

Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 12
Step 13

Then slice and savor. This overturned cherry cake is tender, delicious, flavorful - perfect!


Easy Cherry Upside-Down Cake - Step 13
Quantity: 1500 g (8-10 servings)
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 90 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cakes, Fruit desserts, Desserts

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