This Pumpkin Upside Down Cake will completely knock your socks off. The buttery, brown sugary topping is to die for. You won’t be able to stop at one piece.
Pumpkin . . . .Are you tired of it yet?
I hope the answer is no, because I’m certainly not! I’ve been going a little pumpkin crazy in my kitchen.
My friends and neighbors are either loving or hating me right now for all the pumpkin things I’m sending their way.
This first time I made this Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake I sent some down to our friends Evan & Heather. I told them I needed to tweak a couple things, but it was still delicious enough to eat. Evan reminded me a few days later I’d better give that “pumpkin thing” another try so he could test it again.
Let me just forewarn you that this cake it deadly. The buttery, sugary topping is just plain ridiculous and will literally lure in with one bite. You might think you’re strong enough to eat one bite and walk away. . . . NOT EVEN POSSIBLE!
I mean look at that glorious layer of brown sugar and butter. . . . heaven help me!Don’t make this if you’re counting calories, macros, carbs, sugars, or whatever else you might be counting, because I don’t want to be responsible for you completely blowing your diet.
TIPS FOR MAKING PUMPKIN UPSIDE DOWN CAKE:
- Please make sure you use parchment paper! I attempted it one time without it because I really don’t like trying to spread cake batter into pans lined with parchment paper, but you need it! The cake comes out in one piece and the sugar topping doesn’t stick in the pan if it’s lined.
- Don’t overbake or underbake this cake. I know that sounds pretty obvious, but you need to be careful. Make sure a toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs on it (or clean is ok too).
- Make sure you let it cool at least 5 minutes before attempting to invert it onto a platter.
- Once you invert it onto a platter or plate, slowly pull off the parchment paper. Once you’ve removed it, then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and gently press them in.
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Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from Fall Baking Magazine 2018