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Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

DSC07890 Ingredients needed for Blood Orange Upside Down Cake
  • Unsalted butter, softened half tbsp - 1/2 tbsp
  • Blood oranges        -  2 to 3
  • Full-fat milk warm)  - 2 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour     - 3 /4 cup
  • Baking powder       - 1/2 tsp
  • Ground cardamom  -1/2 tsp
  • Large eggs             - 2
  • Granulated sugar    -1/2 cup
  • Pure vanilla             - 1 tsp
  • Unsalted butter, melted. 1/2 cup
How to Prepare Blood Orange Upside Down Cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F,
  • Using a pastry brush, coat the bottom and sides of a 8 inch cake pan with the tablespoon of softened butter. Set aside.
  • On a clean surface, use a paring knife to cut about ½-inch off the top and bottom of each blood orange. Then to remove the skin, set them down on one of their flat surfaces and use a the knife, moving downwards, just inside the skin, cutting only slightly into the flesh. Now, cutting horizontally into the blood oranges, create round slices that are about ¼-inch thick. Place them on the bottom surface of the buttered cake pan, covering as much of the space as possible. The edges of the orange slices should be touching each other. Set aside
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder, and cardamom , Set aside
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes
  • Add the  egg mixture and warm milk to the flour , Once it's fully mixed fold in the melted butter. Continue to fold the batter until it's smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan with the blood oranges and place it on a baking sheet, and then into the preheated 350 degree F oven. Bake until it's golden and set, about 30 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes, and then invert it onto a serving plate