It’s cold here in Texas, really cold.. we are currently at 26 degrees.. I’m ecstatic!! I plan to enjoy this cold weather with a warm slice of the seasonal upside down cake. I had planned to share my second installment of Texas Talent, but us Texans are not prepared for these chilly temps. My electricity has been off and on for the last day. I am having the worst time uploading my pictures, so I am leaving you with a post I had planned for Sunday. Take care and stay warm with a slice of this fine cake! Sweet Life.
A warm cake batter speckled with cinnamon, ginger, allspice and vanilla settles quietly under thick segments of grapefruit dusted with brown sugar. Careful when flipping this cake onto your cake plate, as you do not want to miss out on any of the citrus topping. Slice and serve warm with coffee or tea!
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Grapefruit Upside-Down Cake
from Red Cooper
Makes 8 servings
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit, sectioned
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put 4 tablespoons butter in a cast-iron skillet or medium baking pan. Place the pan in the oven just long enough to melt butter. Remove pan from oven; scatter 1/2 cup brown sugar evenly over melted butter.
2. Arrange grapefruit sections to cover bottom of pan.
3. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and allspice.
4. In a separate bowl, beat remaining 6 tablespoons butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Add granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar; beat until well combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
5. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to butter mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
6. Pour batter over grapefruit sections in pan. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes and then turn cake out onto a serving plate.
7. Serve warm.