Delicious soft and buttery orange upside down cake with sticky orange syrup
Course: Cakes And Pastries
Keyword: orange cake, orange upside down cake
Author: Sukanya Ghosh
For Sticky Orange Syrup
½Cup Powdered Sugar
2-3Cloves and Cinnamon
2Tangerines, thinly sliced
3tbspOrange Marmalade Jam
For Orange Cake
1 ¾Cup All Purpose Flour / Cake Flour
80gm Butter, Salted
½Cup Caster Sugar White
1tspPure Orange Extract
For Sticky Orange Syrup
Bring to boil 1/2 cup water / orange juice and powdered sugar.
Dust the thinly sliced orange slices with powdered sugar.
Once the sugar is melted, add the cloves, cinnamon, orange jam and sugar dusted orange slices into the pan.
Add lil warm water if requires. Reduce the syrup on low flame till it becomes sticky and caramelized into golden sunshine color.The orange slices should be soft by now and should look slightly candied.Keep this aside and let it cool for few minutes.
How To Make The Orange Cake
Pre heat the oven to 180 C
Stir the orange zest with little bit of caster sugar and keep it aside. This step heightens the flavour of orange in the cake.
For creaming the butter- butter should be softened and eggs should be at room temperature. So take the butter and eggs out of the fridge well in advance.
Whip the softened butter and brown sugar with the help of hand mixer till light and pale.Add the caster sugar and whip till the butter looks light and fluffy.
Add the eggs at room temperature till fluffy and creamy.Add the orange extract and the orange zest. Fold it with a spatula.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour with baking powder. I use salted butter so I do not use extra salt in the recipe
Add flour in batches to the egg-butter-sugar mixture. Fold it well after each addition.Do it with very light hand. Do not mix it vigorously.
Add orange juice and blend it very well with the help of a balloon whisk.
Batter should be thick, smooth, lump free and slightly pouring type.
Prepare The Pan
I have used a round 7 *2.5 inch baking pan.
In a pan pour the syrup first.Then arrange the orange slices in circular fashion.
Pour the batter. Spread it evenly.
Bake the cake at 180 C for 50 minute or until the tester comes out clean.
Un Molding The Upside Down Cake
Cool the cake in the pan for full 10 minute.
Run the spatula around the cake to loosen it. This step is very important. Make sure that the cake dose not stick to the sides or bottom of the pan.
Once you are sure that the cake is not sticking to any part of the pan, then put a flat tray or plate and flip the pan upside down carefully.Tap the bottom (which is now at the top)of the pan two three times and carefully lift the pan.