Cran-Raspberry Upside-Down Cake


Preparation info

  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

The Baking Bible

By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2014

  • About

I think of cranberries as the sour cherries of winter. The arpeggio of contrasting elements in this cake provides compelling flavor and texture. The sweet, tender butter cake and the tangy, tart crunch of the cranberries, mellowed by the raspberry preserves, are drawn into harmony by the billowy, creamy raspberry meringue. For a marvelous springtime version, make the rhubarb topping and strawberry meringue given in the Variation. Or, for a richer, more luxurious topping, make the strawberry whipped cream; if serving with the cran-raspberry cake, make a raspberry whipped cream by replacing the strawberry preserves in that recipe with seedless raspberry preserves.