Desserts

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake is so simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

There are a lot of recipes out there in cyberspace for Blueberry Upside Down Cake. I happen to like this recipe the best from one of my grandma’s vintage cookbooks. It’s a cake mix hack. Anything that can save me time in the kitchen is a winner.

Right now, blueberries are plentiful where I live in Eastern Ontario. It’s a regular thing to see people on the sides of roads picking wild blueberries. We also have a local blueberry farm where you can buy pre-picked blueberries or pick your own. I prefer making a day out of it and picking my own. 

Summer blueberries are the best, in my opinion. Buying the blueberries available in the winter months just do not have the same plumpness and taste. Fresh is best!

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

This recipe makes two cakes so it’s perfect for entertaining, giving as a housewarming gift or bringing to a summer potluck. 

It’s seriously easy to whip up and doesn’t require any fancy techniques or tools.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Upside Down Blueberry Cake Ingredients

I like that this Upside Down Blueberry Cake recipe requires very few ingredients.

You’ll need:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Lemons
  • Yellow cake mix 

You could also use other kinds of cake mixes if you wanted to experiment. Vanilla cake mix would likely also be tasty.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

How to Make Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Grease two 8 inch round cake pans. You could also use square if you like. 

Pour butter in each cake pan and then sprinkle with sugar.

In a bowl, mix together blueberries and lemon zest. Spread the blueberries in each of the cake pans. 

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Stir in lemon zest. Spread the butter in each of the cake pans.

Bake for 30 minutes at 375F. Let the cakes cool for 10 minutes before turning them upside down on a platter or serving plate.

Serve with whipped cream, if you like!

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

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Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Can I use frozen blueberries

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries. If you’re making this recipe in the summer months, fresh blueberries will be easier to find. In the winter months? Not so much. Go ahead and use frozen blueberries, but don’t thaw them or they will discolor the batter.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

What to serve with Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Though Blueberry Upside Down Cake is delicious on it’s own, sometimes you want to add a little extra oomph to your dessert. Here are a couple of suggestions:

  • Whipped cream
  • Vanilla ice cream

Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Blueberry Dessert Recipes

Love blueberry desserts? I have a few more recipes for you to try.

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Blueberry Upside Down Cake - So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

So simple to whip up using fresh summer blueberries! Made with cake mix to save on time.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries, divided
  • 2 lemons, zested, divided
  • 1 432g package yellow cake mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Grease two 8" round cake pans. Pour 1/4 cup butter in each cake pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar in each cake pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix blueberries with zest of one lemon. Spread blueberries, evenly, in both cake pans.
  4. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in zest of one lemon. Spread batter, evenly, in cake pans.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the centre of the cake clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before turning upside on a platter.
  6. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

This recipe makes 2 cakes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 200 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 243mg Carbohydrates: 35g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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