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Cranberry & Raspberry Upside Down Cake Recipe by Karyn Ryan

Upside down cakes are my favourite type of comfort cake, and I’ve given my favourite raspberry one a Christmas twist by adding fresh cranberries to it.


– ¼ glass mulled wine (optional)
– 300g cranberries (fresh or frozen)
– 300g raspberries (fresh or frozen)
– 450g sugar
– 225g unsalted butter, softened
– 1 teaspoon lemon zest
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 3 eggs, room temperature
– 250g plain flour
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 50g ground almond
– 250ml buttermilk


1. Grease an 8-Inch spring form pan with butter and line with baking paper
2. Preheat oven to 180°c
3. In a saucepan heat the cranberries and 300g of the sugar ( and mulled wine if using) over medium heat, just until the cranberries start to burst and sugar melts.
4. Turn off the heat and stir in the raspberries. Pour the berries into the prepared pan.
5. For the cake batter; cream together the butter, remainder of sugar, zest and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 5-8 minutes.
6. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, scraping after each egg.
7. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and ground almond. Add half the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mix to incorporate, then add half the buttermilk. Repeat with the remaining flour and buttermilk. Mix just until it is all smooth.
8. Spread the batter evenly over the berries.
9. Place the pan on a baking sheet covered with foil, just in case the berry juices leak from the pan. Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes.
10. Invert the cake onto a platter.

Lovely with custard or a big dollop of cream, a little hint of Christmas.

Karyn Ryan Cranberry and Raspberry Upside Down Cake


Karyn Ryan  Hi I’m Karyn. I’m a mum, blogger and lover of everything to do with  baking. I try to come up  with easy recipes that everyone can bake. I’ve won a few baking  awards and even appeared on  TV! I’m mostly found in my kitchen surrounded by flour and  baking books. Thanks for  stopping by and I hope you will join in on some of my Baking  Adventures.

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