Friday, May 20, 2011

Orange-Almond-Caramel Upside-Down Cake

 I would like to start with saying that my oven is finally fixed! I don't know how I ever survived without it! With that said, this months "Cake Slice" bakers selection was this upside-down cake. I actually just finished the cake this evening and just had a warm slice! Yummm! It was really buttery and moist and had just the right amount of orange zest. This cake reminds me of the Cranberry cake we did last winter, it really looks alot like it, but way different in flavor. This recipe is an absolute keeper! For the recipe please click here.
I almost forgot to mention this recipe makes plenty of batter for a 10" round cake pan, I wouldn't try pouring  it all in the 9" pan it calls for. I also cooked my topping for about half the time required, one of our "Cake Slice" bakers had her caramel over harden in the baking process and I wanted to prevent this from happening to my cake. Thank you "Lick the Bowl Good" for the tip!


6 comments:

Emily said...

Oh My! Big Time Envy! Your cake looks absolutely FAB!

Looks like we learnt something from each other! Did you cut a slice immediately before the topping hardened?

Monica H said...

I'm glad I could help you out with this one :-) I really did like this cake, just wish the topping wasn't so chewy. You really couldn't eat it with a fork, but the cake was excellent. I'll have to try this one again sometime.

Glad your oven is fixed!

Katie said...

Your cake looks wonderful. I love how glossy your almond topping is. Glad to hear you have your oven back!

Becca said...

Wow, your cake looks so good and the topping turned out pretty as well.

And my layout isn't anything really special, I went to a site that already had it made: http://simplyblogitbackgrounds.blogspot.com/

Stacie said...

Yum! Glad to see you and your oven are back!

Miri said...

yay for working ovens! as a fellow baker i know theres nothing so frustrating as not having an oven!