Friday, December 6, 2013

Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Spice Cake

Brrrrrr........
Its a cold day out in northern Illinois!
And on these cold days there is no better way of keeping warm then doing a little baking in the kitchen.

I have been wanting to try out some recipes that came in my favorite magazine this fall.


In the September/October issue, there was a fantastic article on cooking in your cast iron skillet.
Many mouth watering recipes were included. 
We were staying in the camper at the time, not an ideal place to try them out, so I stuck the magazine away for later use.

This morning I decided to get my iron skillet out and try the first recipe.



Thats when I noticed the skillet was getting a little dull in the middle.
I am usually good about cleaning it out after each use and then oiling it up for the next time.
I will put the blame on the hubby for not putting it away right! lol..

First things first.

I rubbed it down with shortening and let it season in a 350 F. oven for an hour.


Back to new and ready to use!

The recipe I tried out was called 
Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake

It looked pretty tastey before it ever went in the oven!









How pretty is that?

It even came out of the pan like it was supposed to when I flipped it!



Not quite enough of the gooey sauce for me.

But I am sure the pipeliner will enjoy it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

There are still a few more recipes I am going to try out.
Spinach Sausage Skillet Pizza, Caramel Pecan Skillet Brownies and Roast Chicken with pan Sauce are next on the list!

I guess I forgot all of the good things you can whip up with your favorite cast iron skillet!



Stay warm!
Liz

18 comments:

  1. I don't have a cast iron skillet anymore. Now I wish I did. The recipe looks so good.

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    1. It was! Better tasting than it looked!

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  2. How yummy does this one look friend! Yes...I used to use my parents cast iron pan all the time when I lived at their house before I got married but haven't purchased one of my own. I need to do that!! And thank you so much for the cleaning refresher!!! Stay warm friend!!! Keep the recipes coming!!!

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    1. We use our pans quite a bit. They work great if you keep them oiled. You stay warm too! Its going to get worse before it gets better!

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  3. Kuhn my.. I bet that cake smells delicious when its cooking.

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    1. It smelled wonderful! Hard to not sample a piece when it came out of the oven!

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  4. Oh yum. I love pineapple upside-down cake, and your version with the oranges sounds wonderful!

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  5. Ooooh yummy! I'm going to check out that recipe now. I have a big cast iron skillet that would work great for this!

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    1. I always forget how wonderful an iron skillet works for baking!

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  6. Your cake looks yummy. I haven't had Pineapple Upside Down Cake for years and years.
    Cindy

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    1. I can't eat pineapple, so this works great in its place.

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  7. Oh my gosh! That looks so delicious!! I love to cook in my cast iron skillet!! I need to try this recipe. If you make any more of those other recipes you mentioned, I hope you post about them...that would be great!

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    1. I always forget you can bake in the cast iron skillets. I am trying to find a cast iron bread pan. A fellow blogger told me how wonderful they are. Thanks for stopping by!
      Liz

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  8. Your cake looks fantastic, Liz. Today was my first visit to your blog. I read a number of your posts; looks like you have an interesting life! I love your camper, Liz. It's beautiful. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Beth! We love our camper too. When you are on the road so much, its nice to have a place that really feels like home! Happy Holiday!!
      Liz

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  9. Looks delicious! Thanks so much linking up with Tea Party Tuesdays!

    Sarah

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