Cranberry Orange Upside Down Cake
This recipe is very versatile. Don't like cranberries? Substitute blueberries or sliced apples with cinnamon. You can also try my pear-gingerbread version. Replace the 2 tablespoons of orange juice with 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses. Add 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/4 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. The texture and flavor of this cake tastes best the day it is made. Serve it with warm spice tea at the end of a good meal.