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Want to make the best use of seasonal citrus fruits?Why not try this easy to prepare & visually beautiful upside down orange cake! The recipe below is adapted from Sylvie’s (@a.baking.journey) recipe for upside down blood orange cake & only takes around 20 minutes preparation time.My three year old demanded a cake & loves orange so this was a match made in heaven!It’s also light & perfect to go with your afternoon tea.


Orange Layer

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 oranges


  • 1, 1/2 cup Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter,at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup double cream
  • 2 medium oranges,zest & juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Line a 6.5” cake tin & sprinkle the sugar into an even layer at the bottom.
  • Thinly slice the oranges and arrange them over the sugar layer.Feel free to remove the orange peel if you don’t prefer the slight bitter taste
  • Cake
  • Cream the soft butter & sugar until fluffy & doubled in volume,using an electric whisker.
  • Mix in the eggs one at the time.Fold in the cream,vanilla,orange zest & juice.Mix until all combined.
  • Sift in the flour & combine,don’t over-mix.
  • Pour the batter over the sliced orange layer & bake for around 45-50 mins. in a preheated oven at 180°C or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool down completely before removing the pan & flipping the cake over.
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