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Orange Upside Down Cake

Forget pineapple upside down cake, this orange upside down cake is the new star on the scene. Made with a tangy and tart orange topping and a tender olive oil cake, this orange upside down cake looks and tastes gourmet but comes together super easily!

Forget pineapple upside down cake, this orange upside down cake is the new star on the scene. Made with a tangy and tart orange topping and a tender olive oil cake, this orange upside down cake looks and tastes gourmet but comes together super easily!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

for the upside down orange topping

  • 3 navel oranges
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

for the olive oil cake

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • pinch of orange zest
  • 3/4 cup high-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 inch cake pan pan with parchment paper so that it covers the bottom and goes up the sides of the pan. Fold parchment paper so that it hugs the sides of the pan, like an upside down hat. Spray with non-stick spray.
  2. With the skin still on, slice the oranges in 1/4 inch slices. Use a paring knife to carefully remove the skin from the citrus slices (like cutting off the outer ring). Doing it this way will ensure your oranges citrus stays intact and does not break apart when you slice it.
  3. Microwave the sugar and water together until the sugar dissolves completely, about 45 seconds. Pour half of the sugar-water into the bottom of the prepared cake pan, then line the bottom with prepared oranges fruits. Once arranged, pour the remaining sugar-water over the oranges. Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer on medium speed, beat the sugar, orange zest, and eggs together until pale yellow, about 1 minute. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can also do this by hand with a whisk!
  5. Keeping the mixer going at a medium low speed, slowly streaming in the olive oil to emulsify. Make sure you go slowly to prevent the batter from splitting! Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Add the dry ingredients (all purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt) and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Pour the batter over the oranges into your prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the cake is a lightly golden brown and a knife inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely. When ready to serve, flip upside down to turn out the cake onto a large plate. Peel the parchment paper away from the oranges and serve your cake!

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