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Nutrient-Rich Gluten-Free Millet Upside-Down Fruit Cake Recipe

Indulge in the delightful fusion of health and taste with our gorgeous Millet Upside-Down Fruit Cake! This scrumptious dessert is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a visual delight, perfect for wowing your guests. Crafted with the wholesome goodness of millet flour and an abundance of fresh fruits, this cake showcases the versatility of millets in baking. The nutty undertones of millet flour harmonize effortlessly with the sweetness of bananas and the vibrant medley of mixed fruits, creating a symphony of flavors in every bite.

Impress your guests with this easy-to-make, nutrient-packed masterpiece that proves gluten-free baking can be both delicious and visually stunning. Elevate your dessert game and savor the goodness of our Millet Upside-Down Fruit Cake – a true celebration of health and indulgence.

Introduction to Millet Flour

Millet flour, derived from various types of millet grains, is a gluten-free alternative gaining popularity in baking. Rich in nutrients, millet flour offers a unique, slightly nutty flavor to your recipes. It adds a nutritional boost to dishes while accommodating those with gluten sensitivities.

Benefits of Millet Flour:

  1. Gluten-Free: Millet flour is naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
  2. Rich in Nutrients: Millet is a good source of essential nutrients, including fiber, iron, magnesium, and B vitamins, contributing to a well-rounded and nutritious diet.
  3. Versatility: Millet flour is versatile and can be used in various recipes, from baking to thickening sauces, providing a wholesome alternative to traditional flours.

Gluten-Free Millet Upside Down Fruit Cake Recipe

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1/2 cup Gram flour

1/2 cup Barley flour

1/2 cup Fine Corn meal

1/2 cup Pearl millet flour

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup Yogurt

3 Bananas, mashed

1 cup mixed fruit salad (fruit chat)

Optional: 1/8 cup mixed chopped nuts (almond, pistachio, coconut)

1 tsp baking soda


  1. Cream butter and sugar (reserving 4 tbsp of sugar). Add wet ingredients, including mashed bananas. Combine thoroughly.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together. Take 3 tbsp of dry ingredients and add to half a cup of the fruit salad. Mix until all is coated in flour.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients into a thick batter, reaching the consistency of oatmeal.
  4. Line a 6-7 inch cake pan with parchment paper, sprinkle reserved sugar in a ring at the bottom. Spread the remaining fruit salad on top of the sugar. Pour batter over the fruit.
  5. Bake at 350°F (177°C) for an hour, checking for doneness with a toothpick. Continue checking in 10-minute intervals until done.
  6. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack with a drip tray underneath. Allow it to cool completely before cutting and serving. Enjoy your gluten-free millet upside-down fruit cake!
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