Cranberry fruit and nut upside-down cake

Delicious cake full of festive flavours


This is a delicious cake with the combination of fruit, nuts, spices and almonds – in fact all the flavours of the festive season. 


Ingredients - Serves 15 Adults

Fruit Topping:

  • 4 large pears
  • 115g / 4 oz. of cranberries
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Rind of ½ an orange
  • 55g / 2 oz. of low-fat margarine
  • 50g / 2 oz. of castor sugar
  • 55g / 2 oz. of hazelnuts

Sponge cake:

  • 115g / 4 oz. of low-fat margarine
  • 170g / 60 oz. of caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs - separated
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 55g / 2 oz. of ground almonds
  • 170g / 6 oz. of self-raising cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract/essence
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 6 dessertspoons of low-fat milk

Method

Fruit Topping:

  1. Peel core and quarter the pears
  2. Dust the cranberries with orange peel and cinnamon powder
  3. In a heavy based ovenproof pan, heat the margarine until melted, add the sugar and cook until golden
  4. Arrange the pears, cranberries and nuts around the base of the dish and allow to cool slightly

Sponge cake:

  1. Beat together the margarine and sugar until light and creamy
  2. Carefully fold in the egg yolks, vanilla extract/essence and cinnamon powder
  3. Fold in the ground almonds, flour and baking powder until well mixed. Then add milk and mix well
  4. Finally add the well beaten egg whites and fold in gently until smooth
  5. Pour over the fruit and bake in the oven at 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4 for 25 minutes approximately until well risen and golden
  6. When set and cool, remove from the tin and turn upside-down with the caramelized pears and cranberries on top

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a little low-fat natural yogurt instead of ice-cream

info

Keeps really well in an air tight container for a few days

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Cranberry fruit and nut upside-down cake

Serves

15 Adults

15 Adults

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

25 Minutes

25 Minutes

Cost

Medium

Medium

5-a-day

0.5 Of Your 5 A Day

0.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Frying Pan, Mixing Bowl, Wooden Spoon, Whisk, Chopping Knife, Vegetable Peeler

Frying PanMixing BowlWooden SpoonWhiskChopping KnifeVegetable Peeler
1/15 of the recipe contains
Energy
1112kj
266kcal
13%
Fat
14.7g
21%
Saturates
2.5g
12%
Sugars
19.5g
22%
Salt
0.4g
7%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (105g)
Energy1059Kj 1112Kj
254Kcal 266Kcal
Fat14g 14.7g
(of which saturates)2.4g 2.5g
Carbohydrate27g 28.4g
(of which sugars)18.6g 19.5g
Fibre2.4g 2.6g
Protein3.6g 3.8g
Salt0.4g 0.4g

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