Berry upside down cake is a great summer dessert using fresh berries! Fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are baked into sweet cornmeal cake. Pineapple upside down cake may be the most popular, but this mixed berry upside down cornmeal cake is the berry best!
I promise, like the 26 strawberry recipes I have posted, that this recipe using fresh berries is, most likely, the last one! At least for this season – I can’t help it! The berries at the market are so fresh, and the prices… well, I couldn’t beat them!!
I made this upside down cake recipe a few years ago, for my in-laws. Then, like most recipes that I like, I lost it. But alas!! Last week I found it in a pile of magazines, along with $5.00, and a really cute picture of my kids at Holiday World.
Yes, I have a problem with making piles. BUT, just in 1 room. The rest of the house is fairly organized. ????
I digress…back to the cornmeal cake.
So, I made this upside down cake that uses cornmeal. It is like cornbread and cake combined.
It has a great crumby texture, and you can substitute whatever fresh berries you have on hand. The trick in this cake, and if you make it just see if anyone can point it out, is the addition of BASIL to the batter! Oh my, you knew I had an herb-crush on basil anyway, but this cake just screams SUMMER!! Or maybe that’s just me!
If you want to glaze the upside down cake, let it cool completely before drizzling the glaze.
I didn’t wait, and it slid all over the place. Not good, especially when you want to get a good picture! But man, is this upside down cake good. ????
Speaking of good, here are some other cake recipes that I thought you might enjoy: