Orange Upside Down Cake

Level of Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients for the bottom

  • 2 large oranges
  • 1/2 of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Wash the oranges thoroughly.

Cut them into thick slices.

Cook the water and sugar until the sugar dissolves.

Place the orange slices on the bottom of the pot and cook them for 15 min.

Ingredients for cake

  • 6.5 oz (185 g) of buttermilk
  • 1 stick of melted butter (110 g)
  • 3 eggs
  • Orange peel from one orange
  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • 3/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Mix the milk with the melted butter.

Then, add the eggs, sugar, orange peel, and mix.

Add the flour and baking soda.

Place parchment paper in a cake pan. Put the cooked oranges on the bottom of the pan and pour the batter on top of the oranges.

Bake at 320 F (160 C) for 35-40 min.

Once the cake cools slightly, poke holes in it and pour the syrup left from cooking the oranges, on top of the cake.

Flip the cake upside down on to a plate


I have been craving something with citrus, and I stumbled upon this wonderful recipe. I was afraid that the orange peel will be bitter or hard once the cake is finished, but that was not the case. The peel had a sweet flavor and was soft. The cake was moist and not overly sweet. I really enjoyed this cake, and it is perfect for this winter season when oranges are at every store and they taste delicious.

Enjoy and leave your thoughts in the comments!

Other citrus recipes to check out:

Lemon Bars:

Lemon Cake:

Ricotta Cheesecake:

Chocolate Oranges:


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Brilliant variation on the more unimaginative pineapple upside-down cake! Particularly so, now that citrus is exuberantly in season. The orange adds bright, cheerful color, as well as bright, cheerful flavor. Just what’s needed in early February. Another great entry!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. catiecooks12 says:

    I am going to try this cake this weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m happy to hear that! Let me know how you like it 🙂


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