Orange Upside down cake
I love a good orange flavored cake and when it is upside down it makes it even more special. I used blood oranges and navel oranges for a two tone effect. The oranges are beautiful and this cake is so yummy and moist.
This pretty little thing is the perfect accompaniment with tea or a yummy dessert any time!
Prep time 30 mins
Baking time 35 mins
Total time 1hr 5 mins
Stand or handheld mixer
Ring pan or 8 inch round pan
3 oranges ( I used blood oranges and navel) plus 1 for rind and juice
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tbsp butter for greasing pan
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks) 226 g (8 oz)
1 1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice ( about 1 large orange like navel)
1 tsp orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 F
Grease pan with softened butter well
Slice the oranges like fairly thin round slices
Make a sugar syrup with the 1 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Heat it till the sugar dissolves and add the orange slices. Let it simmer for 10 mins and set aside
If using 2 kinds of oranges candy them in two separate pans and half the syrup recipe for each pan, that way they will retain their color
save the left over syrup
Arrange the orange slices in the buttered pan and set aside
For the cake batter, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside
Beat the softened butter and sugar till fluffy
gradually add the eggs and vanilla and mix
add the sour cream
alternate the juice and flour twice till everything is mixed
add the orange rind
spoon the cake mixture into the prepared pan
Bake at 350 F for about 35 minutes. It is ready when it starts to turn golden brown and a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean.
when cake is baked and still in the pan poke some holes with a toothpick or skewer and brush it with the reserved sugar syrup
put your serving platter on the cake tin and flip it , to take cake out.
Do this while it is hot and out of the oven so it does not stick to the pan.