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Queque de papaya Chilean Papaya Upside-down Cake

Chilean Papaya Upside-down Cake

Great flavors.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minute
  • Yield: 10


  • 115 grams of butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar cane or turbinate
  • 300 grams of Chilean papaya or Carica
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup almond flour)
  • salt


  1. In a small saucepan, place the butter, let it melt over medium heat, add sugar and a pinch of salt, and stir while cooking until fully incorporated and no butter is left floating on top. Cook for 5 minutes more over medium-low heat.
    Caramel for papaya cake.
  2. Meanwhile, drain the papayas and make an interesting pattern at the bottom of a 9″ cake pan.
    Chilean Papaya pieces on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C or 350F.
  4. Pour the caramel on top of the papayas. Be careful. It will be hot.
    Caramel and Chilean papaya at the bottom of the cake.
  5. Place the eggs and sugar, a pinch of salt, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and heat in a double boiler, stirring until the mixture feels warm but not burning when tested with a finger. Remove from heat and beat at maximum speed for 10 minutes. It will rise a lot.
  6. Sprinkle the almond flour on the eggs and fold in with soft movements.
  7. Pour the batter over the caramel and papayas.
    Batter on the pan.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cake looks golden.
  9. Let cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.
  10. Run a table knife along the edge of the cake pan. Cover the pan with the serving plate and flip.
  11. Serve with ice cream, fruit, or whipped cream.
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: Chilean Papaya Upside-down cake