Monday, 11 January 2010

Cranberry upside down cake

Weekend just flew.
Saturday evening we went for seeing Sherlock Holmes. I did enjoy the movie it was totally different but I still love the old Brittish Sherlock Holmes series........
And I took this cranberry cake to my inlaws place for sunday cofffee and then late afternoon MIL opened up two bottle of bublie to celebrate Newyears ,with her mom as her mom goes every year to celebrate with her eldest daughter.

Made this cake yesterday for afternon coffee , it is the same recipe as the upside down pear cake which I made few weeks afo, but this time i made with cranberries.
Only thing is instead of the cranberries beeing on the bottom; they were floating on top, so I don't know if it is really a upside down cake :-)
Th butter was stuck in the bottom, when i flipped the cake upside down, so i scraped the butter and melted in a pan and poured over the cranberry top.
I am sedning this to Sudeshna of Cook Like A Bong who is the guest host for this months Monthly Mingle.

50 gm butter
300 gm Sugar
225 gm fresh or frozen cranberries
200 gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 eggs
200 ml butter milk
75 ml sunflower oil/vegetable oil
To serveSoftly whipped cream

Preaheat the oven to 180° c.
Melt the butter in the ovenproof pan.
Stir in half the sugar and cook over a gentle heat for approximatley 2 minutes. Add the cranberries and set aside.

I melted the butter in a pan and then poured it on to my baking pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add the remaining sugar, the butter milk and oil and mix together.

Pour this mixture into the dry ingridients and whisk to form a liquid batter.

Pour the batter over the pears in the pan.Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or untill the cake feels firm in the center.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning the pan and plate over together in one quick movement.
Serve warm or at room temperature with the whipped cream.

66 comments:

Sudeshna said...

Hi HC,
I just couldn't help but write a comment here. Looking at the lovely cranberry cake - it made me salivate. Thanks a lot for sending this entry for the event.

prasu said...

wow........lovely cake dear....perfect for event.

Cilantro said...

They look like a nice red pearls in the batter. Just very curious to take a bite.

Sayantani said...

wow lovely cake. you make me crave his right now. would love love love to have a bite of this red pearl scattered cake.

Asha said...

Hello, Hello!! Good Monday morning. I keep forgetting to say that yoy look great in the new profile photo, good for you! :))

Lovely cake. Cranberry has a great tang with sweet cake. I bet it was all gone by the time you are done bubblie!! ;D

Yes, a macho and almost naked Sherlock Holmes! Nothing like at all the old dignified one but it's different. I watched old British "The hound of the Baskervilles" with Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock last Saturday, it was so good! :)

Left Tr at the college last night, a bit sad today. Atleast weather is getting better, little warmer and we didn't get any snow although it was bitter cold last week.

Have fun there.

Ivy said...

The cake sounds amazing but we only get imported cranberries which are imported and quite expensive.

DEESHA said...

wow, this looks gorgeous

Happy cook said...

Asha thankyou. And yeah that sherleck holme is indeed az real classic. Withiout Trish the place must be quiet now.
We too didn't get snow here but still very cold.

Parita said...

Perfect for the season!

Maheswari said...

HC,
It's been long since i visited you and am sure i missed loads of gud stuff.Thank god for "Archives"..:).Cake looks yum.Loved the step by step pic.s.Yet to watch SH, but as u said nothing can beat the old series..:)

Vrinda said...

Yummy and Colorful cake...

Uma said...

looks so yummy :)

Rina said...

Cranberry cake Looks so yum happy!!! wish can have a slice of it..

Priya said...

Such a fantastic cake, looks too pretty..its kinda hard task for me to get fresh cranberries, Gorgeous cake..

chakhlere said...

Lovely cake dear!! Just perfect.

Snooky doodle said...

this cake looks so festive and delicious. I like the substitution to cranberries :)

Cham said...

The tangy taste would have blended well with the sweet cake! he he the cranb always float :) cranb are gone here !

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That looks too good, perfect entry for the event.

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and so does the jam roll. I love the old Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone but I'm also a big fan of Robert Downey Jr.....

Arfi Binsted said...

we have to shift our cranberry bush this year as it is not giving us anything. perhaps, it's grown in a wrong spot. i haven't had any fresh cranberries before, so i am curious! the cake looks lovely.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so good... Wont be too sweet also right ? Sounds like a perfect treat to me...

5 Star Foodie said...

The cranberry cake sounds so wonderful! I would so love to have a slice right now!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..this looks so good...i love cranberries..

ruchikacooks said...

Looks like the plum cake :)

thanks for visiting ruchikacooks..Yeah, sometimes I do the same too, saying yes and shaking my head the otherway :)

Jayashree said...

Iam waiting to see Sherlock Holmes....it has been fully booked ever since it released here....

Swapna said...

Lovely cake...

Prathibha said...

Lovely cake...never tried with cranberries

sowmya.s said...

looks superb..

Padhu said...

Fantastic! Cranberry upside down cake looks gorgeous.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Those cute cranberries make the cake look more tempting!!

s said...

Great one for the event!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Visiting you first time . What attracted me most was the name of the cake "Cranberry upside down cake". Lovely cake.... Perfect for tea time break. will be following u.....
Any yes old series of Sh still rocks.In your spare time can visit my blog (http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/)
Deepa

Maya said...

I like how the cranberries are used whole here instead of being processed.

Mowie @ Mowielicious said...

Oh yummy, I can just imagine what that tastes like. Never tried it in a cake, must give it a go!

Mallugirl said...

u are a regular baking fairy.. who polishes off all these goodies and where does it go?

Sushma Mallya said...

i havent tasted cranberry yet,would love to start with this beautiful cake....

Bong Mom said...

Really HC, I am amazed by your baking, everytime I am here there is something new :) Wish could join you guys for afternoon coffee, mine has only Marie biscuits

Shella said...

HC the Cake looks awesome. Happy New Year. I have intentions of being back with a post which is on my site

bethany said...

What a lovely cake and so perfectly in season! Right up my alley...will have to try it out soon.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, you are one smart cook that I know around...very unique and trendy...just loved your novel idea of cranberry upsidedown cake...beautiful presentation, as usual:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very lovely cake and like your idea of using cranberry in this upside down cake.

Juliana said...

Wow, this cake looks delicious...fresh cranberries!

kothiyavunu said...

The cake looks awesome,I love cranberrys, Wish i could have a slice or two as cakes like this are my favourite:)

Usha said...

The cake looks fantastic ! I am sure it would have tasted just superb...

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh, I know that cakes takes really good.

Andhra Flavors said...

That cranberry upside down cake looks healthy and delicous.

Faiza Ali said...

Lovely cranberrycake dear...now I know what to do with the cranberries I have in my refrigerator :)Thanks for sharing this recipe.

MaryMoh said...

Mmmmm....just what I need right now with a cup of hot tea. I love cake with fruits added.

Talita said...

Yumm!! Cranberry is delicious! I've never tried a cranberry cake.

rohan said...

Absolutely yum. I WAN fresh cranberries F...WAH!!! I just adore fruit in bakes. This is lovey!!

Elra said...

What a beautiful cake! I love cranberry!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowwww...wt a lovely cake....this looks yummm...so soft ...beautiful snaps dear... :)

indosungod said...

No way HC, this cake looks fantastic. Wish I could join you for tea one day.

Happy cook said...

indosungod I would love if we ever came together for tea.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds like the PERFECT pairing with a nice cup of coffee! Looks lovely!

Helene said...

This Cranberry cake looks so festive. Delicious.

Yasmeen said...

WOW,I love the whole cranberries used :D

Meghna said...

Hi, I'm a fellow blogger and i should say you site is awesome!! and this cake,badly wanna have a piece of it :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This must be very nice and tangy! I was expecting dried cranberries and then when I read the recipe I was pleasantly surprised!!!

notyet100 said...

ummmm:-)u r som good in bking

jayasree said...

Cakes looks aboslutely gorgeous..

Soma said...

How gorgeous is that!! Jewel studded cake.

lissie said...

wow, feels like grabing a piece of that cake right now! great idea to use cranberries!

Cakelaw said...

This cake looks scrumptious Happy Cook - and I am very jealous of the fresh cranberries, whch I have never seen here.

Sophie said...

I also love all of the recipes of Rachel!


this upside down cranberry cake looks so fabulous!!

MMMMMMM,...

Joanne said...

Yum. I just love cranberries. Thanks for reminding me about the bags sitting in my freezer! I would love to use them in a delicious cake like this.