Upside down cake with oranges: the winter masterpiece!

By liliaturcin5

Orange upside-down cake is a winter triumph. This citrus fruit that Nature generously assures us in the coldest season, provides an optimal dose of vitamin C and protects us from ailments. But above all it is so delicious and versatile that it enters the most delicious recipes of this period. Therefore, a dessert as satisfying and healthy as this could not be missing.

The oranges are part of the mixture which they flavor with juice and zest, but also of the covering, because they twist, peeled, on the surface of this dessert, making it beautiful to the eye and inviting to the palate.

Bring it to the table at the end of a dinner with old friends, there will be cascading applause and compliments.


What are you waiting for then? Get to work, let’s get started!

Orange upside-down cake: ingredients and preparation

For this recipe, get:

  • 3 eggs
  • sugar (160g)
  • cooking oil (150ml)
  • orange juice (200ml)
  • Orange peel
  • farina (250 g)
  • baking powder (14 g)
  • for the bottom:
  • 4 oranges
  • sugar (80g)

Preheat the oven to 150°.

Grease a 20 cm diameter cake tin, covering the base and edges with butter, then pour 80 grams of sugar and distribute them evenly.

Peel 4 oranges, then cut them into slices about 1 centimeter thick.

And arrange them on the bottom and on the sides to cover them.


Break the eggs into a bowl, add the sugar (160 g) and work everything with the mixer until you get a thick and frothy mixture. Grate the orange and also add the zest and orange juice. Activate the whisk again and mix well. Now incorporate the flour, sifting it directly into the container and mix again well.

Lastly, also add the yeast and stir with the hand whisk to uniform.

Now pour the mixture into the mold over the oranges.

Tap the pan to eliminate any air bubbles and bake at

Cook for 55 minutes.

Do the toothpick test before baking.

Leave to cool completely, then remove the edges with the blade of a knife and unmold