Friday, January 21, 2022

Cast Iron Saturdays -Upside Down Cakes

   Welcome to our Cast Iron Saturdays

       I thought I would search for upside down cakes this week. I have not made one of these in awhile but we do always enjoy them.

A favorite is pineapple upside down cake-I am sharing this recipe because I prefer to use drained crushed pineapple too-it is nicer for serving

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake for gluten free I would use Bobs Red Mill 1-1 gluten free flour blend Other changes to the recipe I would use coconut oil instead of shortening, the cup of sugar I would change to Splenda or a keto white sweetener, the brown sugar I would change to coconut sugar or a keto brown sweetener and the milk can be changed to an unsweetened almond milk or other nut milk


Apple Upside Down Cake  For us I would go through the ingredients and change over to a gluten free flour, white sugar replaced with Splenda or a keto sweetener, the brown sugar replaced with coconut sugar or a keto brown sweetener, the milk can be changed to a nut milk The recipe is served with a purchased caramel sauce and there are sugar free and keto versions as well



Plum and Lemon Upside Down Cake with Lavender Whipped Cream

    This is a really delicious sounding recipe. again can change to gluten free with a gluten free flour blend, and for us I would change the sugars to splenda or a keto sweetener The lavender whipped cream sounds amazing


Cast Iron Cranberry Brown Sugar Upside Down Cake

   I really like baking with cranberries and this one sounds delicious. For us I would do the same changes as mentioned before with the flour to gluten free flour and changing the sugars to Splenda, Keto, or coconut sugar


Once you find a cake recipe that you really like, just go ahead and experiment with different fruits and/or nuts for the bottom that you really like. I have made upside down cakes with blueberries, wild picked blackberries, fresh pears, peaches etc are good choices too. Use your imagination of what you like and have fun with it.

Serve with fresh cups of percolated coffee-a little more rustic and homey, especially if you have a woodstove going right now that you can brew it on. I loved doing that at the woods home.

Photos found online


or a wood cook stove


Outdoors over the fire



Happy Saturday and Weekend We are finally going to warm up a bit-we have been in the single digits most of this week-so ready for warmer temps

27 comments:

  1. Wish I could have a slice right now :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Oh my, I love everything about this post. I always use my cast iron for upside-down cakes. Is there any other way? :~) But, oh-so-perfect for a winter post are the photos of woodburning stoves and outdoors over an open fire. Really makes me feel a bit warmer on this cold night. The old wood cook stove surely does take me back many years when my grandparents cooked with wood heat. A day always began with my grandpa building a fire in the cookstove. Thank you, Kathy, for the work you do to put together these wonderful Cast-Iron-Saturday posts. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I agree cast iron is a must for upside down cakes. thank you so much Mary, I appreciate that hugs-happy weekend

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  3. Lovely cakes. I love upside down cakes, so delicious! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. you can make these less sweet I don't bake with sugar anymore so these taste less sweet

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  5. The inverted cakes are delicious and do not need decoration since the fruits adorn it.
    The only secret is to cover well the mold in which it will be cooked with caramel made with butter and sugar so that the unmolding is perfect.
    My greetings from Argentina

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  6. These sound wonderful.I haven't made an upside cake in a long time. Maybe I need to so it again soon. I hope your warm up starts. It's -6 here this morning. I'm going to wear a hole in the floor from my rocking chair next to the woodstove. Smile. hugs-Erika

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    1. Good morning, nothing more comforting than sitting by a woodstove hugs

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  7. I don't cook with cast iron but all your recipes look sooo good Kathy. I can feel your joy and enthusiasm through the computer. Thats what makes it a joy to read. I have never made an upside down cake but its on my list of things to do.. Hubby and i are starting a new tradition this year. We are baking together once or twice a month... Once a sweet and once a bread... Should be fun.. if i can get used to the idea of sharing my kitchen...lol Hugs! deb

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    1. Oh that sounds so fun to bake together-you will enjoy it hugs

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  8. Plum and lemon! Thank you. You always post great recipe ideas.
    That sounds like a perfect cake to perk up a cold winter's day. Sometimes my brain freezes on the same old. same old. It is refreshing to change up flavors.

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    1. Thank you so much, I thought that plum and lemon sounded so good too

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  9. Wow, there are so many different variations on upside down cakes! All of the look so yummy, thanks for the baking inspiration 😀. Happy weekend! Hugs Jo x

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  10. I've been wanting to make a pineapple upside down cake. I have everything I need but the pan to bake it in. Sorry, I gave all my (and my grandmother's) cast iron away years ago. I never thought of using crushed pineapple, but it probably makes more sense than the rings I bought. I think I'd miss the cherries if I used crushed, though. Thanks for all these great choices you have given us.

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    1. I really like the crushed pineapple better and you can still add the cherries on the bottom too. Glad you stopped by-hugs

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  11. Oh YUM! These all look soooo good! Well that does it-I'm going to buy a cast iron pan again. Why oh why did I donate the ones I had????? Ug. Anyway, I'm looking forward to going through your posts for some things I want to make. Hope you are well and staying warm.

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    1. Good morning Debra, yes there is allot you can do with one cast iron skillet-do you have resale-consignment shops near you? something you can find a vintage one there like a griswold or a wagner. but Lodge is really nice too and is an american company still do Not buy chinese they are horrible.
      a warmer morning here today-which feels awesome hugs

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  12. Oooh!I shouldn't have looked here with the aroma of hubbies cooking in the air - I hope he hurries up - I am now really hungry! Everything here looks delicious! Hugs, Chrisx

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  13. Love the ingredients, pear, fruits, cranberries, pineapple sounds delicious in an upside down cake. Great sharing. Have a lovely week.

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