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RECIPE: Star Fruit Upside-Down Cake

October 21, 2015, 12:10 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 11:49 AM
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Star fruit replaces pineapple in this lovely and delicious dessert!  Be forewarned – the heavenly aroma of butter, fruit and brown sugar baking may bring hungry neighbors and friends to your door.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

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3 medium star fruit, sliced about 1/4 inch

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1/4 cup butter, melted

2/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 lemon, juiced

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1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 pinch salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Arrange sliced star fruit in bottom of a greased 9 inch cake pan as close together as possible, and in two to three layers depending on how many slices you have and the size of your fruit.
  3. Mix together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and lemon juice. Pour over the layers of star fruit, make sure to distribute evenly.
  4. Cream together 1/2 cup of butter and sugar by hand, or using a mixer or food processor. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well.
  5. Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  7. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cake pulls away from sides of pan. Let cool for five minutes before inverting onto serving plate.  Serve immediately.

This post has been a contribution by Kristin Frost Albrecht on behalf of The Food Basket, Hawai’i Island’s Food Bank.

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