Definition of upside-down cake in US English:

upside-down cake


  • A cake that is baked over a layer of fruit in syrup and inverted for serving.

    • ‘Pineapple is an amazing fruit, it's so versatile, and pineapple upside-down cake is probably one of the nicest things I've ever had.’
    • ‘For his last meal, he requested filet mignon, pineapple upside-down cake, fruit punch, tea, and coffee.’
    • ‘We had pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.’
    • ‘‘If Mom baked a pineapple upside-down cake or a pie or a pound cake, or if my big sister brought home ice cream and maraschino cherries and bananas to make banana splits, we made whipped cream to go along with it,’ Ralph said.’
    • ‘For me, the winner was hot pineapple upside-down cake with ice-cream.’