20 Cakes That Will Turn Your Frown Upside Down
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20 Cakes That Will Turn Your Frown Upside Down

Hope you’re ready to turn things upside down, ’cause these 20 tasty treats do just that. Whether you’re team cake or team pie, we have you covered with this selection of goodies. Featuring both upside down and vertical layer cakes, as well as tarte tatins (both savory and sweet), there’s a little something here for everyone. Get ready to have your mind blown and taste buds wanting more.

1. Vertical Layer Cake: There’s more than one way to make a sky-high layer cake, and we’re loving this whimsical new direction. The combo of lemon-scented cake and raspberry buttercream will certainly wow as well. (via Brit + Co)

2. Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake: You don’t need to fuss with any flames to make this classic dessert. Every serving offers up a layer of boozy, caramelized bananas and tender cake. (via Diethood)

3. Moroccan Carrot Tarte Tatin: Sweet and spicy harissa-tossed carrots roast to tender perfection atop a layer of flaky puff pastry to make this savory tatin. (via Cupcakes + Curries)

4. Upside Down Meyer Lemon Cornmeal Cake: Adding crumbly cornmeal to the batter yields a sturdy cake that’s delightfully moist. The sunny color is a brilliant accompaniment to the fragrant Meyer lemon slices baked right in. (via Port and Fin)

5. Tomato Tatin With Whipped Goat Cheese: Loaded with colorful cherry tomatoes and slivers of garlic and red onion, this tatin will turn heads as you bring it to the table. A dollop of fluffy, tangy goat cheese served over every slice is the perfect finishing touch. (via Brooklyn – Portland)

6. Upside Down Apple Cake With Calvados and Mascarpone: We love that this upside down cake takes things to the next level by spreading apple-brandy-enhanced mascarpone between the layers. (via Eschhörnchen)

7. Spiced Apple Peach Tarte Tatin: A mix of peaches and apples along with spiced caramel give this open-faced pie a unique flavor and texture unlike any other. (via He Needs Food)

8. Blood Orange Upside Down Cake: Sponge cakes can be kinda dry and flavorless if you’re not careful, but you don’t have to worry about this one. Between the blood orange slices baked inside and a double citrus syrup poured over top, it’s delightfully zingy and moist. (via Pastry Workshop)

9. Pear Tarte Tatin With Pistachios and Vanilla: The combo of crunchy pistachios, tender pears swimming in caramel and a flaky crust will have you coming back for seconds. (via The Sugar Hit)

10. Vertical Rose Layer Cake: If you can’t choose between cake flavors and are tired of the same old marble cake (*yawn*), this beauty is for you. (via I Am Baker)

11. Honey Rosemary Upside Down Fig Cake: Flecks of rosemary stud this tender, crumbly cake. The subtle woody flavor of the herb pairs beautifully with the pop of sweet, seedy figs. (via Delicious Everyday)

12. Nutella Banana Tarte Tatin: Our forks are sooo ready to dig into these glistening, Nutella-glazed noms. The final sprinkle of crunchy cinnamon-sugar-roasted pumpkin seeds and hazelnuts is perfection. (via Half Baked Harvest)

13. Matcha Vertical Cake Roll: Theres no match(a) out there for this vertical green tea cake roll. (via Le Jus D’Orange)

14. Blueberry Lemon Upside Down Cake: This light ‘n’ fluffy sponge cake is terrific for afternoon tea, or a nice change of pace from the usual blueberry muffin at breakfast. (via Foodness Gracious)

15. Carrot Tatin With Carrots and Whipped Goat Cheese: With an otherwise subtle flavor, the profile of these sweet, springy carrots really shines through. (via Eva in the Kitchen)

16. Bananas Tarte Tatin: Even though ice cream is basically a must, you still only need five ingredients to make this irresistible dessert. (via Bon Appétit)

17. Cranberry Upside Down Cake: Who says cranberries should stick to just Thanksgiving? Not us. Here they provide a gorgeous magenta-hued topping that’s just as tantalizing for your taste buds. (via Mis en Place)

18. Parsnip Onion Tarte Tatin: You’ll love how the humble parsnip is transformed by caramelized onions and buttery puff pastry. (via Martha Stewart)

19. Quince Upside Down Cake: The melt-in-your-mouth texture of fresh quince is fabulous atop this crumbly, moist cake. (via Migalha Doce)

20. Raspberry Lemon Meringue Trifle: Trifles are stunning enough assembled horizontally, but this vertical version takes things in a whole ‘nother direction. It might be hard to wrap your head around how it comes together, but trust it’s much easier than it appears at first glance. (via Sugar Hero)

Which of these topsy turvy treats is calling your name? Share your picks and pie vs cake preferences with us below!