Have you ever tried to decorate a cake with fruit on top, only to find it sunk to the bottom during baking? If so, you'll be thrilled to hear we've got a solution -- and it's really simple. Just turn the cake upside down (but not quite literally).

In most cases, fruit is heavier than the batter, which means the topping will inevitably sink to the bottom. So the obvious remedy is to make your cake upside-down, with the fruit placed in the bottom of the pan and the cake batter spread over top. When you turn the baked cake out onto a platter, the fruit "topping" will be on top, automatically creating an impressive decoration. But the best part is the caramelization that occurs, coating the fruit with a rich glaze.

If you've only heard of pineapple upside-down cake, we've got some new ones for you. See some of our favorite upside-down cakes in the slideshow below.

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  • Maple-Apple Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/maple-apple-upside-down-c_n_1059599.html" target="_hplink">Maple-Apple Upside-Down Cake recipe</a></strong>

  • Fig And Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://tastefoodblog.com/2011/07/02/fig-and-raspberry-upside-down-cake-recipe/" target="_hplink">Fig and Raspberry Upside-Down Cake recipe from Taste Food Blog</a></strong>

  • Orange-Almond Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com/2012/03/orange-almond-upside-down-cake.html" target="_hplink">Orange-Almond Upside-Down Cake recipe from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</a></strong>

  • Banana Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://fatgirlrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/05/banana-upside-down-cake.html" target="_hplink">Banana Upside-Down Cake recipe from Fat Girl Recipes</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Cranberry Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://atdownunder.com/2012/06/11/on-being-inspired/" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Cranberry Cake recipe from At Down Under</a></strong>

  • Peach Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://userealbutter.com/2012/09/17/peach-upside-down-cake-recipe/" target="_hplink">Peach Upside-Down Cake recipe from Use Real Butter</a></strong>

  • Blueberry And Elderflower Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.nutmegsseven.co.uk/2012/07/blueberry-and-elderflower-upside-down.html" target="_hplink">Blueberry and Elderflower Upside-Down Cake recipe from Nutmegs Seven</a></strong>

  • Clementine Upside-Down Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://drizzleanddip.com/2012/09/10/clementine-upside-down-cakes" target="_hplink">Clementine Upside-Down Cakes recipe from Drizzle & Dip</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Cherry Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://flourarrangements.org/2012/07/cherries-on-top/" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Cherry Cake recipe from Flour Arrangements</a></strong>

  • Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookingforseven.com/2010/05/rhubarb-upside-down-cake/" target="_hplink">Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake recipe from Cooking for Seven</a></strong>

  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2010/03/pineapple-upside-down-cake.html" target="_hplink">Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe from Seasaltwithfood</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Apple And Prune Plum Spice Cake With Salted Caramel Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://ofagatesandmadeleines.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/upside-down-apple-and-prune-plum-spice-cake-salted-caramel-sauce/" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Apple and Prune Plum Spice Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce recipe from Of Agates and Madeleines</a></strong>

  • Gold Kiwifruit And Coconut Upside-Down Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.raspberricupcakes.com/2010/07/gold-kiwifruit-coconut-upside-down-cake.html" target="_hplink">Gold Kiwifruit and Coconut Upside-Down Cake recipe from Raspberri Cupcakes</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Plum Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://redstartolonestar.blogspot.com/2012/07/upside-down-plum-cake.html" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Plum Cake recipe from Red Star to Lone Star</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Pear Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thenewtastement.blogspot.com/2011/04/upside-down-pear-cake.html" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Pear Cake recipe from The New Tastement</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Apricot Skillet Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/upside-down-apricot-skill_n_1415720.html" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Apricot Skillet Cake recipe</a></strong>

  • Blood Orange Upside-Down Cake With Hazelnuts And Thyme

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://reciperenovator.com/special-diets/vegan/blood-orange-upside-down-cake/" target="_hplink">Blood Orange Upside-Down Cake with Hazelnuts and Thyme recipe from The Recipe Renovator</a></strong>

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