Orange upside-down cake

Orange upside-down cake
  • Difficulty;
    Very easy
  • Preparation time
    15 minutes
  • Cooking time
    30 minutes
  • Portions
  • Baking tin size
    Baking tin size
    25 cm
  • Diet recipe
  • Vegan recipe
  • Vegetarian recipe
  • Without eggs
    No eggs
  • Without cooking
    No cook


Orange upside-down cake recipeRibera, city of oranges. Fantastic Sicilian town near the Temples of Agrigento. The sea is splendid, the air full of magic and the oranges... oh the oranges. The oranges are delicious here.

Ribera sea viewRibera, this is where this simple but delicious cake comes from, with a delicate but also decisive taste with that slight bitter orange aftertaste similar to the best Sicilian jams. To be exact, this was the amazing welcome of the people of Ribera during a beach holiday, with this cake turned upside-down with oranges. Delicious people... exactly like oranges... and like this dessert!

The recipe was tried by the editorial staff before publishing it, but we did not put an ingredient recommended by Arianna and her mother: Marsala wine. Try also to replace the juice of an orange with a glass of this Sicilian fortified wine... you will not regret it!


  • 4 organic oranges
  • 3 eggs
  • 8,8 oz (250 g) of flour 0
  • 3,5 oz (100 g) of brown sugar + about 5 spoons for the surface
  • A packet of yeast for desserts
  • A sachet of vanilla
  • A coffee cup of seeds oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon powder


  1. Coat the baking paper pan and sprinkle the bottom evenly with brown sugar. Peel 2 oranges, cut into slices and cover the sugared base. Turn on the oven at 180°C.
  2. Oranges cut into slices and arranged in a pan Oranges arranged in a baking tray
  3. Beat, with the help of an electric whisk, the eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt to create a homogeneous and frothy mixture. Add the oil, the zest and the juice of two oranges (or the juice of an orange + a glass of marsala wine).
  4. Bowl with 3 eggs and sugar Adding orange zest to the mixture
  5. Sift the flour together with the yeast and vanilla, continue to mix until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  6. Sifted flour added to the orange cake mixture Amalgamated compound of the overturned orange cake
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes. When the surface is golden, turn off and let cool. Present the dessert by turning it upside-down and dusting the surface with a little cinnamon powder.
  8. Mixture poured into a pan over the slices of sweetened oranges Orange pie cooked and turned upside-down