Turn your dessert upside-down with this quick and easy citrus cake.
things you'll need.
For the Cake:
2 sticks plus 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)
2 Meyer Lemons (1 juiced and 1 whole)
3 Blood Oranges
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Granulated Sugar
4 large Eggs (at room temperature)
1/3 cup Sour Cream
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
For the Garnish:
Soft Whipped Cream
Liquid Measuring Cup
Measuring Cup (set)
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instructionsFor the Cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
ingredients 2 sticks plus 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (at room temperature) 2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar (packed) 2 Meyer Lemons (1 juiced and 1 whole)
instructions In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the brown sugar and lemon juice and stir until everything is dissolved, about 2 to 3 minutes.
instructions Scrape this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
ingredients 3 Blood Oranges
instructions Grate 1/2 teaspoon of zest from the lemon and oranges, then slice off the tops and bottoms of both fruits. Place the fruit on a clean, flat surface, and slice away the rind and pith, top to bottom, following the curve of the fruit. Slice each fruit crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick wheels; discard any seeds. Arrange wheels on top of brown sugar mixture in a single, tight layer. Use the blood orange slices on the outside rim and the lemons wheels on the inner circle.
ingredients 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 teaspoon Salt 1 cup Granulated Sugar 4 large Eggs (at room temperature) 1/3 cup Sour Cream 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
instructions In a large bowl, whisk together the citrus zest, flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together the 2 sticks of butter with the granulated sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the sour cream and vanilla. Stir in the dry mixture by hand.
instructions Pour the batter over the citrus in the cake pan. Transfer to the oven and bake until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
instructions Let rest in the cake pan for about 10 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges and invert the cake on to a platter. Cool completely before serving.
ingredients Soft Whipped Cream Powdered Sugar
instructionsFor the Garnish: Garnish with whipped cream and powdered sugar.