CRANBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Cranberry Upside Down Cake Recipe

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Marlene York

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@atlantam48

The original recipe came out of a magazine I procurred many, many years ago. I've altered it slightly by adding orange zest, orange juice and replacing vanilla extract with almond extract. I think it's a nice addition to a holiday table.

Don't throw away those fresh unused cranberries. Wash and pick through them, dry them, lay them out on a small pan and freeze them. When they're frozen, toss into a freezer bag and you have cranberries for muffins.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1 c
pecans or walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar, divided
Zest
from 1 orange
3/4 c
unsalted butter, melted
2
eggs
1 c
all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp
almond extract

How to Make CRANBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Step-by-Step

  • 1Spray a 9" springform pan well with non-stick cooking spray. Cover bottom of pan with aluminum foil and set on small cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 2FOR THE TOPPING:

    NOTE: If using frozen cranberries, thaw before using.

    In a small bowl, combine chopped cranberries, nuts, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and orange zest. Press into bottom of spring form pan. Set aside.
  • 3Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    FOR THE CAKE:

    In mixer on medium speed, combine eggs, melted butter, fresh orange juice and 1 cup granulated sugar. Add flour, salt and almond extract. Mix until smooth. Batter will be somewhat thick.
  • 4Spread batter over cranberry-nut mixture. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool upright for 15 minutes on wire rack. Invert onto cake plate. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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About CRANBERRY UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #holiday, #Cranberry