Carambola Upside Down Cake ....
|3 to 4 Florida carambolas (star fruit),
1/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
Juice of 2 Florida passion fruit
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup Florida sugar
|2 Florida eggs
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup Florida milk
1 tsp. each of vanilla and almond extract
Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange sliced carambolas in bottom of a greased 9 inch cake pan as close together as possible. Mix together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and passion fruit juice and pour into pan, turning so mixture covers bottom. Set aside.
Step Two: Cream together 1/2 cup of butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well.
Step Three: Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into prepared cake pan.
Step Four: Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cake pulls away form sides of pan.
Let cool for five minutes before inverting onto serving plate.
Yield: 8 servings