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Orange Upside Down Cake


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 1 cake
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup Self Raising Flour
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 2 oranges, very thinly sliced


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.

Step 2

To make the topping, place the caster sugar, water and vanilla in a 21⁄2 litre capacity 20cm non-stick ovenproof frying pan over medium heat.

Step 3

Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the orange slices and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the orange slices are soft. Remove from the heat and set aside the topping.

Step 4

To make the cake, place the eggs, caster sugar and vanilla essence in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture is thick, pale and tripled in volume.

Step 5

Sift the Self Raising Flour over the egg mixture and fold through with the butter and ground almonds.

Step 6

Pour the cake mixture over the cooked oranges in the ovenproof frying pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Turn out onto a platter to serve.

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