I adore cranberries as you probably already know if you've been reading my blog. This healthy cranberry orange upside down cake recipe isn't very rich or sweet. In fact I sweeten it with just a few tablespoons of maple syrup. It's plenty sweet for my family though. Once you cut sugar out of your diet your taste buds become very sensitive to the sweet flavor and you just don't crave or desire sugar. In fact, you might even become repulsed by it!
This cake uses high-fiber coconut flour with the addition of arrowroot powder. The combination of the two flours creates a fantastic texture. This recipe is very simple to make, in fact, you can put it together in minutes! I posted a recipe very similar to this last summer, remember? You can go back and check out my Apricot-Cherry Upside Down Cake post for more photos on assembling the cake.
You can vary this recipe and make a Pear-Gingerbread Upside Down Cake too! Replace the 2 tablespoons of orange juice with 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses. Add 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves to the dry ingredients. Core and thinly slice 2 ripe pears and arrange them in a concentric pattern on the bottom of the pan.
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