upside-down cake
noun Date: 1925 a cake baked with its batter covering an arrangement of fruit (as pineapple) and served with the fruit side up

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  • Upside-down cake — An upside down cake is a cake usually made in a pan with a curved bottom then, once cooked, turned over and allowed to set, and is eaten upside down. Usually, chopped fruits such as apples, pineapples and cherries are placed at the bottom of the… …   Wikipedia

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  • upside-down cake — up′side down′ cake n. coo a cake that is baked on a layer of fruit, then turned before serving so that the fruit is on top • Etymology: 1920–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • upside-down cake — /ʌpsaɪd ˈdaʊn keɪk/ (say upsuyd down kayk) noun a sponge cake baked with fruit in syrup at the bottom, but turned over before serving …   Australian English dictionary

  • upside-down cake — a cake that is baked on a layer of fruit, then turned before serving so that the fruit is on top. [1920 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • upside-down cake — noun A fruit based cake that is inverted after cooking …   Wiktionary

  • upside-down cake — noun a sponge cake baked over a layer of fruit in syrup and inverted for serving …   English new terms dictionary

  • upside down — adv. & adj. adv. 1 with the upper part where the lower part should be; in an inverted position. 2 in or into total disorder (everything was turned upside down). adj. (also upside down attrib.) that is positioned upside down; inverted. Phrases and …   Useful english dictionary

  • upside-down — adjective being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed (Freq. 1) a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma an upside down cake • Syn: ↑inverted • Similar to: ↑turned * * * upside down …   Useful english dictionary

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