Dessert - Upside Down Citrus Cake

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Jan. 28, 2015

This recipe is so great because you can change out the citrus for whatever is in season! I love using grapefruit and oranges but you can use whatever you would like. So light and delicious and very impressive. Also, it's not too sweet so even non-desert eaters will be asking for seconds.


For topping
Oranges 2 , peeled and sliced
Grapefruit 1 , peeled and sliced
Butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For cake
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (at room temperature)
Light brown sugar 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Zest of lemon 1
Zest of orange 1
Zest of grapefruit 1/2
Egg 1 Large
Egg yolk 1
Whole milk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Sour cream 3 Tablespoon
Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a cake pan and line with parchment paper and set aside.



In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium high heat.

Pour the mixture into the bottom of the cake pan and spread it evenly.

Arrange the sliced citrus on the bottom and set aside.

For the cake batter - using an electric mixer cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth.

Add the egg, egg yolk, and citrus zest and give it another mix.

Pour the milk, sour cream, and fresh lemon juice and mix it together again.

To the mixture add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground nutmeg, and salt. Mix until combined, scraping down the sides, and pour it over the citrus.

Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes.

Take it out and let it cool slightly for about 5 minutes. Run the knife around the edge and flip in a serving platter.



Serve the cake for dessert

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 363Calories from Fat 146

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 273 mg11.38%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 37 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet