Caramel and Orange Upside Down Cake





Hello my wonderful readers!

How have you all been? I think I can finally say that we have settled into our new house after close to 6 months of moving in here. Its been crazy with the little one. When he was one people would say “Oh wait till the terrible twos” Now as he inches towards the 3 I wanna say ” wait till the horrible threes”!! lol.. But on the other hand he finally understands things. Like when I say that we will get to go to the play pen on a Friday, he finally gets it. He does not get when Friday is, but he understands that it will come soon. My little boy has also learned to eat with a fork. Now I was never ok with him holding a fork in his hand but every time we go to a restaurant he wants to eat like us. (At home we would refrain from using it cause he would want it too). So now he has decided to have his meals with a fork too. It impossible to have watery dal and rice with a fork so lunch is when I feed him. But otherwise he is learning. My little baby is growing so fast and its almost time to put him in school. Before we had him we had promised each other that no matter how hard it would get, we would not get a nanny and no day care. Simply cause I have trust issues. That being said, now my son is of an age where he can form sentences. And I encourage him to talk to me and recollect what happened every day. So that way  even if I am away I won’t be in the dark about what is happening in his life. There will come day when he is all grown up and doesn’t wanna talk to me, but till then I am going to take every minute that I get to listen and to be a part of his life. My boys are my world and when I say boys I mean my little one and my husband. In this house, age is just a number. Some times there is absolutely no difference between the two. They both can be equally stubborn about food and then they can melt my heart with just a smile. All it takes is one look and they have their way.

So you know how you go for a walk and you smell some one cooking some thing? Like when I am at the gym in the mornings and I can smell toasted bread with lots of butter! OH THAT SMELL! haha. Well yeah, and then I am on the mill and I am dreaming about buttered toast! lol! no wonder I don’t lose weight! haha. So thats how I have been feeling when I look into my Instagram app. OH BTW! If you do not follow me on Instagram, plz do. Its the same name as the blog. ACUPCAKEFORLOVE. All the orange upside down cakes that have made their way all over the internet got me wanting to make some myself. So here it is. Super super simple and goes deliciously well with a cup of tea.

Ingredients :-

For the orange layer – 

  1. Oranges – 2 ( medium size) + 2 (large)
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Water – 1/4 cup
  4. Butter – 2 tbsp
  5. Vanilla extract – 1 tbsp
  6. Salt – 1 pinch

For the cake layer – ( all at room temperature)

  1. Caster sugar – 1 + 1.2 cup
  2. Flour – 2 cups + 4 tsp
  3. Eggs – 4 medium size
  4. Milk – 1 cup
  5. Apple cider vinegar – 1 tsp
  6. Baking powder – 1 tsp
  7. Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  8. Orange Zest – 1 tbsp
  9. Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
  10. Salt – 1/4 tsp
  11. Orange Juice – 3 tbsp
  12. Butter – 150 grms
  • Pre heat your oven to 180 C and butter a cake pan heavenly. Set aside

Instructions for the orange layer 

  1. First cut the orange into thin round slices . Make sure to take out all the seeds
  2. Layer the oranges in the prepared cake tin pan
  3. In a sauce pan, add the sugar and water. Let it come to a boil. Do not whisk till it comes to a boil. You can move the pan around a few times if need be
  4. Once the sugar mixture becomes amber colour, take it off the heat and add the butter and whisk well. Then add the vanilla and salt. Give it a good mix and then pour the mixture over the top of the layer oranges
  5. There is alway a change of the mixture burning your hand when you add the butter so be very careful. Always wear mitten while making caramel
  6. Set aside to cook


For the Cake layer 

  1. In a large bowl combine al the dry ingredients – flour + baking powder + baking soda + salt
  2. In another bowl combine milk + vinegar
  3. In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar and whisk till the butter turns pale and yellow
  4. Then add the eggs. After the eggs add the vanilla extract
  5. Now alternate between the milk and the flour mixture and add to the sugar butter mixture
  6. Continue till all of it is incorporated
  7. Then using a spatula add the juice and orange zest
  8. Pour the batter on top of the orange caramel mixture
  9. Once done level the batter and pop into the oven for 45 – 50 mins or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean
  10. Now once you pull the cake out of the oven, use a butter knife and run it along the sides of the cake ( make sure you have you mitten on for this)
  11. Then place plate on top and turn the cake upside down
  12. Slowly remove the cake pan and your cake is ready! Serve right away!

6 thoughts on “Caramel and Orange Upside Down Cake”

  1. Oh this is a gorgeous upside down cake. I love the contrast of textures with the cake and those patterned plates; your composition is just impeccable! It sounds as though life is never dull with your son and husband 🙂

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