Dark Citrus Upside Down Cake

It's January 1st and we spent our day baking and cooking up some new recipes. My favorite color palette is filled with warm tones and I've been dying to shoot something with sliced citrus so Shay decided to whip up this Dark Citrus Upside Down Cake. It's definitely one of those aesthetically impressive cakes but it's fairly simple to bake so follow along and bring this zesty slice to your next gathering. 

- 1 Grapefruit
- 1 Tangerine
- 1 Naval Orange
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Lime
- 1/2 Cup White Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Water

- 1/2 Cup Butter Room Temperature
- 1/3 Cup White Sugar 
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Grapefruit Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Zest Total (Zest Each Fruit)
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 2/3 Cup Lemon Greek Yogurt

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cake pan with parchment paper. Be sure to spray the parchment paper with nonstick spray.
2. Slice citrus half inch thick and then remove the skin from each slice. I would recommend using scissors to remove the skin so that a more defined circular shape is made. 
3. Microwave the 1/2 Cup White Sugar and 1/4 Cup of Water together until the sugar dissolves into the water. I microwaved ours for roughly 1 minute. 
4. Pour half of the sugary water into the cake pan and line the citrus slices onto the sticky substance. Note: This is going to be your cake top so be sure to arrange them aesthetically. When finished, pour the rest of the sugar water over the lined citrus.
5. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and 1/3 Cup White Sugar & 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar together. Add in the eggs, fruit juices, zest and vanilla extract.
6. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. 
7. Slowly mix the flour mixture and Lemon Yogurt into the wet ingredients, alternating between the yogurt and flour until all is combined. 
8. Pour batter over the citrus slices and spread evenly. 
9. Bake for 35 minutes and remove from oven. Allow the cake to settle and cool completely before flipping over. 
10. Flip and Enjoy!


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