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Mar 7, 2011

Upside down orange cake

       Baking a cake with oranges after the chinese new year has become a routine. The oranges available at that time is so sweet and delicious . So this time it was upside down orange cake. I saw a recipe in some magazine when I was in India and since then it was in my mind to try out the cake. Well, I had not noted down the recipe and hence reffered several blogs for the recipe and then formulated a recipe taking down the tip from the blogs and with the ingredients I had at hand. The cake was simply delicious. I loved the colour the orange paste imparted to the cake and a citrusy flavour too. Try adding some orange zest too for the extra flavour in case you try this one.
upside down orange cake
Ingredients-
Self raising flour-2 cups
Brown sugar- 1cup +1/4cup
Firm Oranges-2 numbers
Orange paste-3tbsp
Butter- 3tbsp+1tbsp
Eggs-3
Milk-1/4 cup
upside down orange cake
Method-
      Preheat the oven to 180c. Peel (deseed) and slice the oranges into circles.Melt 1tbsp of butter. Pour the melted butter into the cake tin(8") and allow it to spread throughout the base of the pan by rotating the pan. Now sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar on the top of melted butter.Place the orange slices over it covering the pan.
       Now combine rest of the butter and a cup of brown sugar.Add the eggs one at a time and beat to a uniform mixture.Now add the milk and mix well.Fold in the flour gradually mixing well with a spatula. Add the orange paste and mix well. (you can add orange zest as well for the extra flavour). Pour the batter on the prepared cake tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes till the cake is done.
       Cool and invert the cake on a plate. Slice and serve.

Update on orange paste -
As some of you wanted to know about the orange paste, I thought of updating my post with the info I have. I got this small bottle from a minimart/a small coffee shop quite  accidently mistaking it for orange food colour to be used in Indian sweets. But I realised that only after coming home. Basically it is a thick fluid containing water, colour , flavour,stabiliser and some preservatives. This one is ideal for cakes, dough, muffins, bread and other confectionary products. It has a typical citrusy smell and flavour and gave a mild orange colour when added to the batter.I am sure you will find them in all the supermarkets.

23 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful...
what is orange paste ? jam ? or something else...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Sowmya

Orange cake looks awesome and colorful. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

Looks delicious and I liked e colour too...want to ask you same qn..wht's organge paste? It will be gud if you update your post itself with the details

Reshmi Mahesh said...

First time here...your cake looks fantastic....Happy to follow you..

FunWidFud

jeyashrisuresh said...

very yummy and tangy cake.

notyet100 said...

luv the colour of the cake,can imagine the taste

Priya said...

Wow upside down orange cake looks absolutely fabulous...beautiful spongy cake..

jayasree said...

I love orange flavor in cake....Your cake looks very moist and well baked.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Soumya,

Dats a gorgeous looking cake dear...Awesome...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

divya said...

What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,looks so so soft,wish I could have a slice :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks wonderful and perfect :)

Latha said...

Orange cake looks spongy and delicious.

Jaishree said...

your cake looks fabulous...

Usha said...

This looks fantastic and tempting !

Laavanya said...

I love citrus flavour in cakes - looks very soft and moist.

Cham said...

I never seen orange paste, probably i might get in Chinese store here. These cake is too good .

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks superb, love the golden color.

Chitra said...

I've seen pineapple cake. this is new to me. Looks moist & soft..

Prathibha said...

Yummy cake...love the flavor of orange..looks yumm

kanthi said...

Looks delicious..

Malar Gandhi said...

Very innovative and luks superb

Usha said...

wow! Perfect cake... love the orange slices peeping out of the cake.

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