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Super Simple Upside Down Cake on the Traeger

This super simple recipe combines canned (or fresh) fruit and a boxed cake mix to result in a delicious and quick after-dinner dessert, fresh from your Traeger grill!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, dessert
Servings 6


  • Traeger Timberline XL grill
  • Lodge cast iron pan
  • Can opener
  • Bowl and whisk
  • Measuring cup


  • 2 cans of fruit we used peach halves; reserve the liquid
  • 1 boxed cake mix we used lemon
  • Eggs per cake directions
  • Oil per cake directions
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tsp butter


  • Set grill temperature to 350*
  • Prepare the cast iron pan by greasing with butter on sides and bottom
  • Spread brown sugar in an even layer on the bottom of the pan
  • Top brown sugar with the fruit– cut side down– evenly throughout the pan
  • In a bowl, prepare cake mix according to directions, but substitute the reserved fruit juice for the water in the mix
  • Pour cake mix over the fruit
  • Place the pan in the center of the preheated grill
  • Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes, checking occasionally
  • When cake is set and no longer wiggly, remove it from the grill
  • Allow the cake to cool for about 10 minutes
  • Invert the pan on a plate and serve the cake warm with ice cream or whipped cream
Keyword upside down cake on the Traeger