Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

  • Makes
  • 8
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 20
  • Cook (min)
  • 50
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 44
  • Cook Difficult
  • 6


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Zen Spirit Maca powder
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4-5 blood oranges


  • Springform pan
  • Cooking spray
  • Stand mixer
  • Kitchen spatula
  • Sharp knife


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch springform pan with some cooking spray and set aside.

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine all ingredients together. With a paddle attachment on, beat well for 3-4 minutes on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the mixer.

  • Meanwhile, thinly slice oranges and remove any seeds. Sprinkle the prepared springform pan with some brown sugar and arrange sliced oranges.

  • Pour the prepared batter over oranges and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  • Transfer to wire rack and cool completely before serving.

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake Ingredients

Blood orange upside down cake is truly spectacular dessert for every holiday table. This glamorous recipe is a beautiful combination of thinly sliced blood oranges and tender cinnamon and ginger-flavored cake with healthy maca powder and refreshing lemon zest for the best flavor you can imagine. Optionally, blood oranges can be replaced with regular ones but the cake will lose its fantastic red color and it definitely won’t look the same.

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake Mix

Although the recipe requires quite a few ingredients, the preparation method is extremely easy. All the cake ingredients can be combined in a bowl of a stand mixer at once and mixed until smooth batter while you prepare the oranges. Make sure to add several layers of thinly sliced blood oranges to your springform pan in order to prevent the cake batter from leaking over the oranges and destroying its unique look. Also, remember to sprinkle the springform pan with some brown sugar before adding sliced oranges.

This simple yet important step will create a thin layer of caramelized sugar over oranges and add the final touch to this delicious dessert.
Finally, serve chilled cake to your family and friends and enjoy the holiday season!

 Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 308 Protein: 4.7g, Total Carb: 43.9g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Fat: 13.6g

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake Final Product

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