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Blueberry Marmalade Upside Down Cake

July 4, 2011

I have made this simple cake for many years but when I bought some “Blueberry Marmalade” from Renee of  I had an idea to add it to the batter; it was more than a great idea.  When you take your first bite, you will agree that there is nothing wrong with simple, simple.

Blueberry Marmalade Upside Down Cake

  • 1 1/2 C. Flour
  • 2 1/2 t. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 1/3 C. Shortening
  • 2/3 C. Sugar
  • 1 Lg. Egg (beaten)
  • 3/4 t. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 C. Milk
  • 3 T. Butter (melted)
  • 3 T. Brown Sugar
  • 1 Pint Blueberries
  • 4 0z. “Freakin Flamingo” Blueberry Marmalade *
  • 1/4 C. Confectioners Sugar (optional for topping)


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt (or sift)
  2. Cream together the shortening and sugar
  3. Add the beaten egg; beat thoroughly and add the vanilla
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk; stir only enough after each addition to blend thoroughly
  5. Add approximately 2 oz. of the “Freakin Flamingo Blueberry Marmalade” to the batter
  6. Pour the melted butter in cake pan; add the brown sugar
  7. Add the blueberries
  8. Pour the batter over the blueberries and sugar mixture
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes
  10. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes
  11. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the pan and invert the cake onto the serving plate

(Serves 6-8)

Recipe adapted from “Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book” (1942)

*  Please visit to add some deliciousness to your cooking and baking or if you are on Twitter; follow her @RJFlamingo.  (Thanks Renee, this jam is wonderful!)

Disclosure/I am not paid by; I just love her jam and I look forward to sharing some other recipes that I have made with some of her other creations.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2011 12:18

    This looks like such a delicious dessert. You must have had a big smile on your face eating it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cake up.

    • July 10, 2011 16:42

      Haha, yes it does put a smile on my face! Will try to stop by and see your “sweet treat linky party”. Thanks for the visit.

  2. July 4, 2011 21:57

    This cake does look fabulous and I’m bookmarking the recipe, too! I’m going to share the link to this recipe on the Freakin’ Flamingo Facebook page and on the website. I’m thrilled that you enjoy my jams and just love the creative uses you find for them. Thanks so much!

    • July 6, 2011 19:09

      I love this cake and will add some of your jams to other similar cakes/will let you know; Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  3. July 4, 2011 16:40

    This cake looks fabulous. I just love the sound of blueberry marmalade too!

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