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An upside down cake is baked in a single pan and turned over and served upside down. Fruits usually used are apples, cherries, pineapple, oranges. Bottom topping consists of sugar and butter, on top of that fruits are kept and then batter is poured on top of the fruits.

This zesty refreshing orange cake has flavour of orange and it looks, smells and tastes awesome.

INGREDIENTS

Maida                                2 teacup
Butter                                3/4 teacup
Eggs                                    3
Oranges                             3
Fresh orange juice          1/4 teacup
Sugar                                 3/4 tea cup
Honey                                1 tbsp
Baking powder                1 tsp
A pinch of salt

FOR CARAMALISATION

Sugar                 3/4 teacup
Water                 3 tbsp
Butter                 1 tsp

METHOD

Wash and dry 3 oranges completely. Grate the  the oranges and keep the zest aside. Discard the ends and slice crosswise the oranges into 1/4 inch circles (7-8 slices). Squeeze juice from the remaining oranges.

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Heat a round baking dish 8 inch with 2″-3″ sides, add sugar and butter. On low heat stir to disslove the sugar, once the sugar dissloves  do not stir . Caramelise it into amber colour. Arrange the orange slices and let it simmer for a minute. Turn off the heat.

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Preheat the oven for ten minutes.

Sift maida, baking powder and pinch of salt three times in a large bowl. keep it aside. 

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Separate the egg yolks from whites and keep the yolks and whites in separate bowls. Beat the egg  whites till they are stiff, beat the yolks also.

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Blend sugar to a fine powder. Beat butter and powdered sugar in a bowl together till it becomes fluffy. Mix the egg whites and yolk. Beat it well.

Add little flour at a time and fold gently using a wooden/plastic ladle. Add honey, fresh orange juice and orange zest and mix well.

Spoon batter over the caramalised oranges and spread evenly.

Tap lighltly and  bake in a  preheated oven at 180 deg c for 30 minutes.

Check with a tooth pick or knife, if it comes out clean the cake is done otherwise bake for some more time. Take it out from the oven and let it cool in a wire rack. Once it cools down turn it upside down in a plate.

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Note:

  • Beat  Butter and sugar for at least 5 – 10 minutes. Starting on low speed then gradually increasing speed.
  • Sieve baking powder and maida/all purpose flour three times.
  • Large metal spoons are used to fold eggs into batter so that eggs do not deflate.
  • Preheat 10 minutes before you place the batter.
  • To test whether the cake has cooked or not just insert a knife, if it comes out clean that means cake is cooked.
  • While folding the flour work quickly but gently.

 

Categories: CAKES, DESSERTS

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