Upside-Down Cake with Poached Dried Fruits
Poached dried fruits make a stunning upside-down cake. Use a variety of fruits for a colorful and rich-tasting cake.
Ingredient note: Whole-wheat pastry flour has less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour, making baked goods more tender while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. You can find it in natural-foods stores and large supermarkets. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Tip: No buttermilk? You can make “sour milk” as a substitute: mix 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar to 1/2 cup nonfat milk.
Note: Maple sugar is crystallized maple syrup. It has an intense maple flavor.
Equipment note: This cake can also be made in an 8-inch-square glass baking dish. In Step 3, melt the butter in a small pan or in a microwave and brush over the bottom of the baking dish. Continue with the recipe, baking the cake for 30 to 35 minutes.
1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat