Citrus Upside Down Cake

Posted on Jan 26, 2022 by Eli Crain
Tags: recipes vegitarian desserts 05-24-2022


Caramel Sauce

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 8-10 mandarinquats, sliced with rind into 1/4-inch pieces


  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. To make the caramel sauce melt and slightly brown 3 Tbs butter in a small skillet over low heat. Add brown sugar and stir gently until the sugar has melted. Turn off heat.
  3. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  4. In a mixer, slowly cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time to the mixer. Beat until well combined.
  6. Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. About 1 minute.
  7. In a 9 inch circular cake pan arrange sliced mandarinquats, crowding the pan as much as possible. Top with caramel sauce then with cake batter.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes. The top of the cake should be golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove cake from the oven on and place on a cooling rack for a few minutes to cool slightly.
  10. While the cake is still hot carefully flip the cake over onto a serving plate.
  11. Serve at room temperature or slightly warm.

Adapted from the kitchn

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