Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

Sweet with just a zing of tartness, this Blood Orange Upside Down Cake is super easy yet still looks impressive as a dessert centerpiece! The flavor will have your friends and family reaching for a second slice—plus, with the Dash Deluxe Chef Series Digital Blender, this batter comes together with almost no work at all!  

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Total: 1 hour

Yield: serves 4-6

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes


For the cake:

  • 2 blood oranges, cut into quarters

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

For candied oranges:

  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 cara cara orange
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups water


  1. Thinly slice each orange. In a medium pot, add ¾ cup sugar and 1 cup of water. Bring to a simmer then add orange slices and cook for 20 minutes, until translucent. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  2. For the cake batter, put all the ingredients into the Dash Chef Series Digital Blender. Blend until smooth, for about 90 seconds.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

  4. Line a 9" circle cake pan with a single sheet of parchment paper so it covers the bottom and sides of the pan.

  5. Arrange the orange slices in the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Then pour in the batter into the pan, filling it up a little more than half way.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes.
  7. Remove from the pan by flipping and gently lifting. Enjoy!

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