Blood orange upside-down cake with thyme

Blood orange upside-down cake with thyme

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
50
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
5  
blood oranges
1 tsp 
thyme (leaves)
175 g 
butter (softened, divided)
60 g 
brown sugar
225 g 
flour
2 tsp 
baking soda
¼ tsp 
salt
100 g 
sugar
120 ml 
milk
½ tsp 
ground ginger
2  
eggs
whipped cream for serving
Metric
Imperial
  • 5  blood oranges
  • 1 tsp thyme (leaves)
  • 175 g butter (softened, divided)
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 225 g flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 100 g sugar
  • 120 ml milk
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2  eggs
  • whipped cream for serving

Utensils

  • springform pan (23-cm/9-in.)
  • oven
  • 2 bowls
  • pot
  • fine grater
  • whisk
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • rubber spatula
  • cutting board
  • knife

Nutrition per serving

Cal
419
Protein
7g
Fat
21g
Carb
49g

Step 1/4

Pre-heat oven to 175°C/350°F. Rinse the blood oranges thoroughly with hot water and, using a fine grater, grate the zest of 1/5 of the oranges. Reserve zest. Cut off the top and bottom of the blood oranges and carefully removing the peel if you’d like. Slice the oranges thinly, removing any of the pithy core.
  • 5 blood oranges
  • oven
  • fine grater
  • cutting board
  • knife

Pre-heat oven to 175°C/350°F. Rinse the blood oranges thoroughly with hot water and, using a fine grater, grate the zest of 1/5 of the oranges. Reserve zest. Cut off the top and bottom of the blood oranges and carefully removing the peel if you’d like. Slice the oranges thinly, removing any of the pithy core.

Step 2/4

In a small pot, add one third of the softened butter and melt, adding the brown sugar and stirring over medium heat with a whisk until sugar is fully dissolved. Add the thyme leaves and simmer for approx. 3 min. Spread the butter-sugar-thyme mixture evenly over the bottom of a springform pan and lay the blood orange slices over in a single layer.
  • 60 butter
  • 60 brown sugar
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • pot
  • springform pan
  • whisk
  • rubber spatula

In a small pot, add one third of the softened butter and melt, adding the brown sugar and stirring over medium heat with a whisk until sugar is fully dissolved. Add the thyme leaves and simmer for approx. 3 min. Spread the butter-sugar-thyme mixture evenly over the bottom of a springform pan and lay the blood orange slices over in a single layer.

Step 3/4

In a medium bowl, combing flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, mix the remaining butter with granulated sugar, milk, ground ginger, and reserved blood orange zest for approx. 2 min using a hand mixer with beaters. Add the eggs in one at a time, and mix until smooth and silky, approx. 3 min. Carefully add in the flour mixture and beat until no more lumps are visible.
  • 225 flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 115 butter
  • 100 sugar
  • 120 ml milk
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bowls
  • hand mixer with beaters

In a medium bowl, combing flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, mix the remaining butter with granulated sugar, milk, ground ginger, and reserved blood orange zest for approx. 2 min using a hand mixer with beaters. Add the eggs in one at a time, and mix until smooth and silky, approx. 3 min. Carefully add in the flour mixture and beat until no more lumps are visible.

Step 4/4

Pour batter over the blood orange slices and bake in a preheated oven for approx. 45 - 50 min. Remove the cake from the oven once done, and let it cool in the pan for approx. 10 min. Carefully invert it onto a serving plate, scraping any syrup residue from the pan and drizzling it over the cake. Served with freshly whipped cream and enjoy!
  • whipped cream for serving

Pour batter over the blood orange slices and bake in a preheated oven for approx. 45 - 50 min. Remove the cake from the oven once done, and let it cool in the pan for approx. 10 min. Carefully invert it onto a serving plate, scraping any syrup residue from the pan and drizzling it over the cake. Served with freshly whipped cream and enjoy!