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Mixed Berry Upside-Down Cake

Embarking on a culinary escapade, my Mixed Berry Upside-Down Cake is a tantalizing symphony that waltzes on your taste buds. Trader Joe's golden cake mix, a versatile muse, becomes a canvas for my dessert masterpiece. Imagine a bed of caramelized brown sugar cradling a mosaic of frozen berries, each one bursting with the essence of summer. As the cake bakes, these jewels meld into a juicy, vibrant tapestry, ready for my indulgence. The first bite is a sweet revelation. The moist, buttery cake envelopes your senses, while the berries explode, releasing a torrent of fruity ecstasy. you'll savor every magical moment!

Vibe: I recommend playing "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies while baking this delightful Mixed Berry Upside-Down Cake. This classic, upbeat song adds a fun and nostalgic vibe to your baking experience. The catchy melody and sweet lyrics perfectly complement the joyous and delicious creation happening in your kitchen. Let the music set the mood as you whisk, pour, and bake, turning your kitchen into a dance floor where the aroma of the cake mixes with the rhythm of the song for a delightful sensory experience. Enjoy the baking process with a touch of musical sweetness!


  • 16 ounces of Trader Joe's yellow cake and baking mix

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 3 cups frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Prepare the Cake Batter:

Follow the instructions on the Trader Joe's yellow cake and baking mix to prepare the cake batter. Typically, you'll need to mix the cake mix with eggs, water, and oil. Set the batter aside.

3. Prepare the Berry Topping:

In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until it's well combined and has a smooth consistency. Pour this mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

4. Arrange the Berries:

Spread the frozen mixed berries evenly over the brown sugar mixture in the baking dish.

5. Pour the Cake Batter:

Pour the prepared cake batter over the berries, ensuring it covers them evenly.

6. Bake:

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

7. Cool and Invert:

Allow the cake to cool for about 10-15 minutes. Once slightly cooled, invert the cake onto a serving platter. The beautiful berry topping will now be on top.

8. Serve and Enjoy:

Slice and serve the Mixed Berry Upside-Down Cake. You can serve it as is or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.


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