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Orange Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Posted by: Elaine Wed, 11 Feb 2004, at 6:43 a.m.

valencia orange slices, 3/8" thick
1 to 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
3/4 cup light brown sugar
6 oz. unsalted butter
2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup milk, room temperature
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp chocolate extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Drop orange slices and cranberries into boiling water, re-boil, drain, and set aside. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 oz. butter and 1 Tbsp water. Heat, stirring until blended. Pour into buttered 9" nonstick cake pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Melt 4 oz. butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and beat in milk, egg, and extracts. Combine with flour mixture and beat until smooth. Place orange slices in cake pan and fill spaces with cranberries. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar evenly over fruit, then spoon cake mixture on top. Bake in 350 degree oven until golden and a toothpick comes out clean, 35-40 min. Cool 6-8 min, then invert onto serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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