Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Upside Down Cake__

Today’s Cooking Through My Collection recipe is for a blueberry upside down cake.

This recipe comes from one of my favorite types of cookbooks and that is an old community/church type cookbook. I love community and church group type cookbooks because they are usually full of everyday recipes that people love.

Blueberry Cookbook

I picked this cookbook up used a few years ago. What caught my attention about this cookbook was that it was full of blueberry recipes. Yes, the whole cookbook is based on only recipes that use blueberries.

Since we have blueberry bushes in our garden, and I almost always have a bunch in the freezer, this was a book I knew I would use and love.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake-

I recently decided to give the blueberry upside down cake recipe a try. I love pineapple upside down cake, so this was a cake I was sure I would love.

Since the recipe is an older recipe it did need some work. The main thing being that it called for a size of cake mix that I had never heard of or seen. I love doctoring up cakes by using a cake mix, so I did not mind the cake mix part, it was the size that threw me off. I knew it would need some adapting, but I thought I could make it work.

Well, the first time I made this it was a disaster. It was not done in the center and it was ugly. Like really bad. But the taste, of the part that was done, was wonderful, so I was pretty sure with some more adapting I could make it work.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake_

So I went back to work on it and my second version was perfect. It was not only delicious, but it came out of the pan great and looked like an upside down cake should look.

My family loved this. We thought it was almost coffee cake like. Which means it would work for a dessert, but also a bunch type meal. I think a few nuts added to the blueberry part would also be good.

I also think this would work in a 9×13 pan, although it would be harder to flip out of the pan and onto a plate that way. I do think it would work though if you are not that worried about presentation. You could easily just serve it out of the pan and flip the pieces onto the plates as you serve them.

Blueberry Upside Down Cake

 

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Comments

  1. Delilah Stewart says:

    If I am reading this correctly, it makes two separate cakes. You don’t layer them? Thanks!

  2. sounds good!

    Did the original recipe call for the smaller cake mix box (Jiffy/Martha White) and would only make one cake? They used to make the smaller mixes, and I think Jiffy still does, but their varieties are available in limited areas.

    • That is what I thought, because yes it was a smaller cake mix. It may be the case, but I think the sugar and blueberries would be too much then. That is basically how I tried to adapt it the first time I made it. I used a regular cake mix. doubled the topping, and baked it in 2 pans because I thought that would work. It ending up being way too much blueberries and sugar and did not cook right. So the second time I used a regular cake mix, but did not double the topping part and just divided it between two pans. It worked much better. So I am really not sure what was off on the original one, but at least I got it to finally work. It really was delicious!

  3. thanks!

    I love those old cookbooks, too. I have some that were my grandmother’s.

  4. A cookbook all about blueberries – sounds delicious :)
    Would you mind listing the size of the cake mix? Even now there are different sizes of cake mix, so it would be good to know which you used. Thanks!

    • It was the standard 9×13/2 layer cake one. I think it is 16 ounces, but I don’t have one right now to check. It was the standard Betty Crocker/Duncan Hines size. I hope that helps.

  5. looks yummy! I love blueberry. I think it would be real good with a lemon cake :-)

  6. carol wiatrak says:

    What does that mean, plus ingredients for making a cake mix? How much ingredients? What ingredients?

    • You make up the cake batter according to the directions on the box. So you need the ingredients that it calls for. I hope that helps.

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