This cake is so pretty to look at and just so delicious to eat and will make everyone think you really know your way around a kitchen.
For the topping:
- Sugar – ¾ cup
- Water – 6 tbsp
- Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
- Orange juice – 2 tbsp
- Butter – 4 tbsp, softened
- Orange- 2 large, peeled and sliced thinly
For the cake:
- All-purpose flour – 2 cups
- Baking powder – 1½ tsp
- Baking soda – ½ tsp
- Salt – ½ tsp
- Butter – ½ cup, softened
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Eggs – 3, large
- Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
- Orange zest – 1 tbsp
- Orange juice – ¼ cup
- Buttermilk – ¾ cup
- Pre-heat the oven to 180. Grease and flour a round cake pan. Line bottom of the pan with baking paper and set aside.
- Make caramel sauce first. Take water and sugar in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat till sugar melts. Keep cooking on medium-low heat till it caramelizes and turns a golden-amber colour. This can take anywhere between 8-12 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and orange juice. Whisk in butter till melted. The sauce will be thick now. Pour this caramel sauce into the prepared cake pan.
- Place the thinly sliced oranges on top in any pattern you wish. You may need 1-2 large oranges for this. Set aside while you prepare the batter next.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat till well combined.
- Add vanilla extract, zest, orange juice and buttermilk and mix well to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix till just combined. Do not over-mix.
- Pour this batter carefully over the caramel and orange slices in the pan. Smooth the top with a spatula and bake for 40 minutes or till the cake passes the toothpick test.
- Remove cake from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cake with a knife or thin spatula. Invert the cake onto a cake stand or serving platter. Cool slightly and serve cake warm or at room temperature.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. Cake can be reheated lightly in the microwave before serving.
You can make min upside down cakes and you can use lemons.
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