Persimmon Upside-Down Cake With Bacardi Coconut Rum.

persimmon upside-down cake

There are several persimmon recipes on this blog, but this one is my favorite.

When you think of an upside-down cake, the first thing that may come to mind is a pineapple upside-down cake. Why not make a persimmon upside-down cake? The cake is very appealing and super moist. Anyone will love and enjoy making this easy upside-down persimmon cake.

 You will also love these persimmon recipes.

Persimmon Marmalade Preserve

No-Bake Persimmon Custard Recipe

Persimmon Upside-Down Cake With Bacardi Coconut Rum.

Here are all the ingredients You Will Need.

baking powder

Baking Powder



almond essence

Almond Essence

Maraschino cherries

Maraschino Cherries

bacardi coconut rum

Bacardi Rum

vanilla extract

Vanilla Extract

unsalted butter

Unsalted Butter

all purpose flour

All-purpose flour



Brown Sugar



persimmon preserve

Persimmon Preserve

Persimmon Upside-Down Cake with Bacardi Coconut Rum.

Kevin Foodie
Another interesting way to use persimmon fruits when they are in season. This Persimmon Upside-Down Cake is perfect for any holiday season or just as a dessert after supper. It's sweet, moist and flavorful. You will enjoy making this master mind of a cake.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people


  • 2 Bowls
  • Mixer or Whisk
  • 3 Baking Pans (4 Inches)
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


The Cake Batter

  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp Bacardi Coconut Rum
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg, grated
  • 2 tbsp Persimmon Marmalade Preserve (see my blog for recipe)
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Baking Powder

The Downlow Of The Upside-Down

  • 1 large Pesrsimmon Fruit
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Maraschino Cherries


Lets Prepare The Cake Batter

  • In a bowl add butter and sugar.
  • Cream butter and sugar using a hand mixer. My mixer broke so I had to improvise using a whisk. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and smoothly creams with the butter.
    creamed butter and sugar
  • To the sugar mixture, add your eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, and orange Juice.
  • Mix very well until all ingredients are uniform.
  • Pour the Bacardi Coconut Rum to the batter.
    Bacardi coconut rum
  • In a bowl, sift flour and baking powder.
  • Slowly incorporated the flour mixture into the wet ingredients using a spoon.
  • Use the spoon to mix ingredients until the cake mixture is smooth.
  • Add the persimmon marmalade preserve to the cake batter mixture.
  • The addition of the persimmon marmalade is optional. This will not change the flavor or texture of the cake significantly. The persimmon preserve is for added flavor and texture.
  • Turn on oven to heat at 350°F

The Downlow Of The Upside-Down -Preparing The Baking Pan

  • Add about 1 tbsp of butter to each baking pan.
  • Over low flame, heat butter until melted.
  • To the melted butter add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Peel the persimmon. Cut fruit in half and thinly slice persimmon into wedges. These wedges will be used the form a layered pattern onto the buttery sweet base of the pan.
  • Cut Mariachino cherries in half. Place the half cherry into the center of each of the 3 pans, with the rounded end down first.
  • Layer each wedge onto the butter and sugar layer around the centered cherry in each baking pan.
  • Pour the cake mixture into the persimmon layered pan. Gently tap each pan onto a hard surface to get batter into every crevices.
  • On a baking tray, place the 3 baking pans with cake mixture. Pour warm water around the cake pan up to 1 inch up the side of the pans.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. Be sure to check at the 30 minutes mark. Insert a knife or skewer down into the center. If the inserted knife comes out clean, remove pans from the oven. If not, leave it in the over for another 10 -15 minutes.
  • Allow cake to cook down for 10 minutes. Gentle flip over onto a serving plate and gently tap to release from the pan.



If you do have the 4 inches baking pan, a regular 8-inch pan will work just as well.
Bear in mind that different types of ovens and the size of baking pans will vary with baking time. In addition, check at different times and test for doneness.
Keyword Bacardi, Bacardi Coconut Rum, Cake, Persimmon, Persimmon Upside-Down Cake, Rum, Upside-Down Cake

Persimmon Upside-Down Cake With Bacardi Coconut Rum

Persimmon cake
Persimmon upside down cake

Persimmon Cake



The upside-down Persimmon Cake.

24 thoughts on “Persimmon Upside-Down Cake With Bacardi Coconut Rum.”

  1. Why have I never thought about putting rum in my upside-down cake before?!? Seems genius! Thank you for sharing this. Your presentation is always so beautiful!
    ~ Andrea |

  2. 5 stars
    Wow these look and sound amazing. It’s something that I wouldn’t have thought to make. They would be beautiful on the table of any celebration or holiday. Thank you for this recipe and for helping me discover a new dessert!

  3. 5 stars
    I have never baked with Persimmons fruit but I am always up to trying new things. This looks delicious. I love pineapple upside-down cake so I am sure to love this.

  4. 4 stars
    You had me at Bacardi Coconut Rum! Joking aside, I don’t think I have ever heard of this before so this is something completely new to me, but you make everything look so delicious!

  5. 4 stars
    This looks so yummy. I’ve never had had persimmon before, but if it’s anything like the pineapple upside down cake, I’m certain I would enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating