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Know Your Sweets: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Perhaps the 20th Century's most notorious, retro-chic dessert creation, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake flips the traditional notion of a baked good on its head, pairing a spongy, yellow cake bottom with a glistening spread of pineapple rings and maraschino cherries on top. Learn about the moment when it became a party favorite, its variations, and more. More

Wake and Bake: Blueberry Upside Down Cake

I'll admit I've been a bit narrow minded when it comes to upside-down cake. I assumed it was owned by pineapple, like in Mean Girls when Regina tells Gretchen Wieners that she's not allowed to wear hoop earrings because they're her thing. Side note: let's make another version of that movie in which every character is a food. Lindsey Lohan (circa 2004) would definitely be a cronut. More

Candy Corn Upside-Down Cake

What happened when I baked it up was a surprise: the brown sugar and butter topping fused with the melty candy corn to form some sort of unholy, monstrous Halloween caramel-sugar topping, which dripped back into the cake when inverted. The result? The entire buttery cake tasted like it had been basted in candy corn. And if you're a candy corn lover, that might just be a beautiful thing. More

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