Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

I tried a new recipe for Thanksgiving this year.  I found it in the newspaper several months ago and thought it would be perfect for fall or winter.

This is the image from Dash Recipes; mine didn't look exactly like this.  It is absolutely amazing.  Mine didn't exactly come nicely out of the pan, so it was more of a crumble than a cake, but it tasted great!  My sister helped me make it and that was great, because it's not really a simple mix-pour-bake recipe.  She chopped walnuts and melted butter while I rinsed cranberries and zested an orange.  She juiced oranges while I measured brown sugar and cinnamon.  She stirred one thing while I stirred another.  There's definitely some prep to this recipe, but it is so worth it!  And as much as I am not a fan of walnuts (or any nut in general) they added a nice crunch to this cake.  The fresh-squeezed orange juice and fresh orange zest added a great citrus kick that you just can't get from the carton or bottle. 

We'll be making this again for Christmas!

Love and Cranberries,
Leah Joy


  1. Oh..My..Goodness! This looks so yummy - I think I need to try this!