Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

I love Cranberries and I take full advantage of their abundance this time of year, packing them into everything. This Cranberry Upside-Down cake is another perfect example of how to make the most of these gorgeous ruby-red fruits during the festive season. I came across this recipe in one of my Christmas baking magazines and had to continue the cranberry madness that takes over our home during the holidays. A tender, moist cake topped with the caramelized cranberries that can also be served as a dessert.

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

2 tbsp Demerara sugar
150g fresh cranberries
125g soft butter
125g caster sugar
50g ground almonds
2 free-range eggs
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp orange juice
125g self-raising flour, sifted
1 level tsp baking powder
1 level tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 180oC/160oC fan/Gas 4. Grease a 20cm cake tin and sprinkle over 2tbsp Demerara sugar, then 150g cranberries. Put the 125g each soft butter and caster sugar, 50g ground almonds, 2 free range eggs, the grated zest of an orange and 1tbsp of the juice in a mixing bowl. Sift in 125g self-raising flour, 1 level tsp each baking powder and ground cinnamon. Beat until evenly mixed. Spread over the cranberries. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Serve warm or cold.


Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This looks so good. I have some cranberries and I just might make this.

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Im going a bit cranberry mad too. Might have to give this a go - looks delicious and moist

Finla said...

Wow this is really seasonal.
I love this cake. It looks so yummy.
I am bookmarking this to make them.

Kelly-Jane said...

Isn't is so pretty :) mmmm!

Sweet Treats by Dani said...

I can almost taste it!!!!

natalia said...

It really sounds fantastic ! But I have only dried ones !

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

First time at this blog.
How funny, I made that cake from martha Stewart book on Saturday!
was very easy to make.
I'm going to post about it in a few days... :)

Reeni said...

What a beautiful cake, Maria! I too love cranberries. I find myself adding them to everything-even my salads and oatmeal. Besides being so delicious they are very festive looking for the holidays.

Anne said...

Fabulous colour, very festive and perfect for this time of year x

Maria said...

Gorgeous cake! I love cranberries!

Maria♥ said...

Thanks everyone!

This cake is definitely a winner.


Nickki said...

That looks really yummy. I do love cranberries. I must give this recipe a go. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely.

I bought some fresh cranberries on a whim the other day and have been wondering what to do with them all. I think I'll freeze them and then make this cake in the middle of Jan when all the christmas things are eaten.