You get invited to a fall party and there are countless recipes that could be a crowd pleaser. But, what if you want something east, visually appealing and contains fruit.?
Drum roll please....Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Spice Cake.
This was a very simple recipe that can be whipped together just 1 hour before heading out the door. Takes only 20 mins to prep, 35 mins to bake and 3 mins to cool.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
3 T butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 eleven ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained
1 cup fresh of frozen cranberries
2 eggs
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
6 T butter, melted
1 t vanilla

1, Whisk flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and sat. Set aside for later.
2. Place 3 T of butter into a 10x2 inch cast iron or heavy oven-going skillet. Please skillet in oven 3-5 mins. Remove from oven and tilt pan to spread butter around pan. Leave oven on.
3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly in pan. Arrange oranges and cranberries on top of brown sugar.
4. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sour cream, sugar, melted butter and vanilla.
5. Add flour mixture, one third at a time mixing ingredients.
6. Spoon batter on top of fruit, spreading it evenly.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 mins or until tooth pick comes out clean. Let cake cool for 3 mins. Run knife around edge of pan.
8. Invert pan on top pf a platter.

I made a few variations and thought it turned out lovely. I didn't have an oven safe 10x2 inch skillet so I used a 9x1.5 inch baking pan. Had to bake for a total of 50 mins. I also used sour cream not Greek yogurt,  Overall, I definitely would make this again and easily could make this same batter with different fruit, apples or pears etc.

*Recipe was taken from Comfort Food 2014 From the Editors of Midwest Living page 102.