Do you love cake, oranges and honey? This honey orange upside-down cake recipe is for you! It’s packed with TONS of orange flavor and has orange slices baked right in! This simple and elegant two-layer orange cake is filled with a simple whipped cream frosting that perfectly complements the cake. This not-so-sweet citrus cake is perfect after dinner or even in the morning with a cup of coffee!
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How To Make Upside-Down Cake
If you’ve had a pineapple upside-down cake, this orange cake recipe is the same concept, except with oranges! To add maximum flavor, I add orange marmalade directly into the cake batter. I line the bottom of the pans with thinly sliced fresh oranges and a light drizzle of honey. The orange slices soften in the oven and get baked into the layers, creating a decadent citrus cake!
The Simple Frosting
I wanted to keep this citrus cake super easy and simple and opted to go with just a single layer of whipped cream between the layers and it works perfectly! I also love to add a bit of whipped cream on the side of each slice! Extra whipped cream never hurt anybody! If you’re making this cake a few days ahead of time for an event, make sure to keep it covered so that the layers don’t dry out!
Enjoyed this orange cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Try this classic ‘Pineapple Up-Side Down Cake’ with coconut!
- And you’ll love the citrus flavors in this ‘Orange Marmalade Cake’ with orange buttercream!
- Mandarin Mousse Cake – this citrus mousse cake is what dream are made of! So light and fluffy!
- Chocolate Orange Sheet Cake – the easiest and most delicious chocolate orange cake with chocolate ganache!
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