Upside Down Cranberry Cake

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Happy Holidays to all! Holiday season is upon us, friends! And we could all use a quick and easy recipe to bring to our family and friends. This is relatively easy and decadent at the same time. Plus it has cranberries so it’s perfect for this time of year. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspooon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoon butter and 1 stick butter (room temperature)
6 Tablespoons sugar and a separate 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans- I used walnuts
3 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen (I used fresh)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk (I used 2%)

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a round cake pan and place it upside down on a cookie sheet (picture below). This cake will be hard to make if you don’t have one of the round cake pans that opens up on the sides- just a side note.

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Then combine the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt in a bowl or in your mixer.

In a pot, on medium heat plan the 6 tablespoons of butter and 6 tablespoons of sugar. Mix thoroughly until it comes to a boil. Pour into the bottom on the cake pan.

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Evenly put down the cranberries on top of the butter/sugar mixture, making sure that they are as even as possible.

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Then, do the same with the walnuts.

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In the bowl where you combined the flour mixture, add in the stick of butter and mix (if using an electric mixer put it on low/medium for a few minutes). Then add in the eggs one at a time, letting them mix for about a minute in between each egg. Then add in the milk. Mix this for about 5 minutes.

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Pour the dough on top and using a spoon flatten it out.

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Put in the oven for 40 minutes (use a toothpick to make sure it’s ready).

When done, let it sit and cool for about half an hour. Then flip it over onto a plate. Some cranberries may stick to the pan just use a spatula to restick them to the cake.

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I’m going to put some powdered sugar on top when I serve! Our entire house smelled like delicious cranberries…how scrumptious and perfect for the holidays!!

Enjoy!

-Ena

 

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