Recipe by NGG426
"This is a yummy, very easy cranberry upside-down cake with lots of cranberries and pecans! Serve warm with whipped cream."
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this is my recipe and I'm not sure why they say to use frozen cranberries - I use fresh...
I made it this morning, with some changes, and everyone loved it including my 2 young boys. I didn't have frozen cranberries, so I used 1 cup craisins (mixed half in the batter, half for the topping)--I would NOT use 3 cups--too much. No pecans. Substituted brown sugar for the first cup of white sugar to mix with the craisins for the topping. I also didn't make it "upside down" so I added half the batter, then a layer of topping, then layered the rest of the batter and topping.
I made this for New Years exactly as the recipe stated and it came out delicious! When people start changing things in a recipe, it's no longer the recipe stated...it then becomes their own recipe. Make it according to directions and you won't have any problems. It was yummy and I will definitely make it again.
Love it! We add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter.
I took this to my church Christmas party and the pastor kept telling people not to eat it so he could take it home. I added 1 tsp. of cinnamon to cake batter. I piped whipped cream in a lattice pattern on top as one edge stuck in the dish when I flipped it. Hid the crack very well.
This recipe was reprinted in the St. Petersburg Times and as soon as I saw that it was taken from Allrecipes.com, I looked it up online. First of all, this is a very simple cake that can be quickly made by a beginner cook - great for last minute. I followed the recipe as written, but used one bag of Ocean Spray fresh cranberries. I lined a 2 quart rectangular Pyrex baking dish with parchment paper so that it would release easily. I baked the cake for 50 minutes since at 45, a toothpick did not come out clean. I let the cake sit for about 20 minutes before turning out onto a plate and the parchment did the trick - it had no problem releasing from the pan. The appearance of the cake is great. Since it is tart from the cranberries and not really sweet, I would recommend serving it a little warm with vanilla ice cream. This is a cake that I will make again. Next time I will use an angel food or bundt type pan for a better presentation.
I halved the recipe for this, since I only had a 1 quart baking dish. Turned out delicious, but it didn't survive being turned upside down. :c I feel it could use a little more batter.
I had fresh cranberry, and it came out great. After reading other reviews, I didn't try to turn it over. Instead, I served it like a cobbler. Hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was fantastic. So much for my diet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cranberry Pecan Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 142
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