Strawberry Almond Upside Down Cake

Strawberry upside down cake is the greatest spring cake you've ever seen. Not only is this cake recipe super simple to prepare, it also packs a visual punch that will wow your guests. Almond flavored cake compliments the fresh strawberry topping perfectly. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cake, strawberry recipe, upside down cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 322 kcal
Author Betsy Life


  • 11 tablespoons butter softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons brown sugar divided
  • roughly 2 cups strawberries hulled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • one 5 oz container of plain greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Evenly coat a 9 inch pie or cake pan with 3 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons brown sugar to completely cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Arrange strawberry slices over the brown sugar in an even layer.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together remaining 8 tablespoons butter and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg, vanilla and almond extract.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture until fully incorporated. Stir in greek yogurt.
  7. Carefully spread batter over the strawberry layer. Batter will be thick.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a plate.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar (optional)
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Almond Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Sodium 222mg9%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.