Blood orange upside down cake

Blood orange cake – I love you!

What’s your absolutely favorite pastry? Muffins, fruit tart, cream cake? They are so many wonderful pastry recipes. My favorite is all served with fruits.

I joined a campaign for a German organic label for Instagram. I need to create an artful recipe referring to an artwork. It was so much fun. This cake turned out and I can’t be more happy with the result.

A big running pastry recipe by the way are these moist apple yoghurt muffins


This blood orange cake is my FIRST upside down cake ever. You can also use normal oranges or all kind of citrus fruits if you don’t get blood oranges in the market. You will get a nice lemon flavor if you will use lemons or limes as well.

Use cornmeal for a nice color

Beside spelt flour I use cornmeal in this cake. The flour is gluten free and it has a nice sweet taste as well as a light yellow color. Perfect for this cake.

I’m really excited what you think about this recipe idea. I would be happy to see your version on Instagram.

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Blood orange upside down cake
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Recipe type: cake
  • 250g almond flour
  • 125g corn meal
  • 125g spelt flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 250g butter
  • 200g coconut sugar
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • Zest from 2 blood orange
  • 3 blood oranges, cut in small slices
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  1. Preheat oven to 175C°
  2. Mix together the almond flour, corn meal, spelt flour and baking powder until combined
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar with a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy
  4. Add in 1 egg at time until mixed in and then add in the heavy cream and orange zest
  5. Finish by adding in the dry ingredients on low speed until mixed in
  6. Next line a cake pan with parchment paper on the bottom and the sides
  7. Layer on the thinly sliced blood oranges on the bottom of the pan and slightly coming up around the sides and brush them with syrup
  8. Pour in the cake batter and level it to make it flat
  9. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until the cake is lightly browned and the center is firm
  10. Let the cake cool to room temperature before turning it upside down and serving
  11. Brush the oranges and cake again with simply syrup before serving

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7 Gedanken zu „Blood orange upside down cake“

  1. Hi Janine, how are you lovely? I am wanting to make your upside down blood orange cake and because I am dairy and egg free I would like to know if I can sub the egg with flax egg and cream with coco yoghurt and butter with oil or coco oil? Please let me know your thoughts if you recommend it. Sending you big love from Melbourne, Australia, Arzu @vitalityandmore xx


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