What to Make with a Yellow Cake Mix: Berry Upside Down Cake
Berry Upside Down Cake
A 'Berry' good cake recipe
Summertime is not the only time you can enjoy the sweet taste of berries. In this recipe, the use of frozen berries works just as well as fresh and can be enjoyed year round. Wondering what berry is best to use-whatever berry you happen to have on hand. In my version I used a combination of blackberries and raspberries. For other great berry recipes follow the link that is included here.
This is not a 'by-scratch' cake. A basic yellow cake mix is the foundation, but you can experiment with other flavors such as a white or a butter flavored cake mix. I substitute a plain applesauce in place of the vegetable oil called for in the cake mix.
Since the berry is the main focus there is no need to worry about adding a frosting. A light dusting of confectioner's sugar is a nice touch to finish it off. Another option is to skip the sugar on top and serve with cool whip or other whipped cream topping. Both ways taste delicious.
The baking time will vary depending on the size of pan you use.
- 1 yellow cake mix, other flavors: white; butter
- 1/3 C plain Applesauce, to replace Vegetable oil in cake batter
- 3 C Berries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries or a combination
- 1-2 T confectioners sugar, to sprinkle on top while warm
- 2 eggs, according to cake mix directions
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How to make a Berry Upside Down Cake
- Rinse and drain berries and place in bottom of prepared cake pan. Use two round or square cake pans.
- Mix yellow cake mix according to package directions substituting applesauce for vegetable oil if desired. Pour half of the mix into each pan over the berries. Bake according to package directions
- Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes and then turn upside down on serving plate. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar. Refrigerate any leftovers.
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- How to Make Banana Cake
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