Sunday, 23 April 2017

Cherry Upside Down Cake

I absolutely love this cake. It's almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. I made this cake last year, but completely forgot to post the recipe. It is beautifully moist, and let's face it, that red colour is to die for! I personally love this cake with a big dollop of almond ice cream. 


Ingredients:
  1. 85 g unsalted butter
  2. 180 g flour
  3. 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  4. ½ tsp cinnamon
  5. ½ tsp salt
  6. 170 g powdered sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. ½ c milk
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. ½ c cherries, pitted and halved
  11. 3 tbsp demerara sugar



Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease an 8-inch tin with butter.
  2. Evenly spread the demerara sugar at the bottom of the tin. Arrange the cherries on top of the sugar, round side up. 
  3. In a large bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add in the milk, whisking continuously.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients one-third at a time. Mix until there are no lumps.
  6. Transfer the batter into the tin.
  7. Bake at180 degrees for 30-35 minutes. 
  8. Cool the cake completely before removing it from the tin. 

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Orange Upside Down Cake

This orange upside down cake is simple and delicious. I adore oranges, especially in desserts. They're fresh, vibrant, tart and sweet at the same time. I have used a few drops of orange blossom extract to really bring out that orangey flavour, but feel free to skip it. This recipe yields enough for one 9 inch cake. 



Ingredients:
  1. 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  2. 50ml yogurt
  3. 90g butter
  4. 1 orange, thinly sliced
  5. zest of 1 orange
  6. juice of 1/2 an orange
  7. 1/2 tsp orange blossom extract
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 120g granulated sugar
  10. 120g flour
  11. 1 tsp baking powder
  12. 1/4 tsp baking powder



Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees and line a 9-inch tin with butter.
  2. Evenly spread the demerara sugar at the bottom of the tin.
  3. Melt the butter and add the yogurt. Leave aside to cool. 
  4. Arrange the orange slices on top of the sugar in the tin. 
  5. In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, orange extract, zest and juice until very light in colour.
  6. Gently stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Add the butter mixture and mix until smooth. 
  7. Transfer the batter into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes. 
  8. Cool the cake completely before removing it from the tin.