Clementine Upside Down Gingerbread Cake: Upside down cake gets a spicy holiday twist, using a dense and moist gingerbread cake and a clementine (orange) fruit topping.
Growing up stockings were a BIG deal in my family.
My parents are not morning people to put it mildly.
And to bribe us to get more sleep the one thing we were allowed to open when we got up without having to wake up my parents were stockings.
While they were usually filled mostly with candy when we were younger there was always a small toy or something to keep us busy and hopefully let my parents get more sleep.
I’m a get up early on Christmas girl.
As I got older the stockings were filled with shampoo and nail polish.
One thing I never got but plenty of people did get in their stockings were oranges.
There are quite a few theories as to why it became popular but I like to think it’s Santa’s way to help ward off scurvy. 😛
Whatever the reason, I love orange at Christmas time.
I’m never shy about my love of orange with gingerbread.
So when I was watching British Bake Off and they did upside down cakes I immediately decided I wanted to do a gingerbread one.
Luckily for me David Lebozitv already had made a version.
His original one uses raspberries and nectarines, which is intriguing, but in the footnotes was and idea for oranges.
He suggested Navel or Blood Oranges but I love Clementines.
Even with the topping the cake is not overly sweet so I suggest serving it with ice cream or whipped cream.