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Cranberry Date Upside-Down Cake

 Cranberry Date Upside-Down Cake
Guests will ooh and aah over this pretty cake with its from-scratch flavor at brunch or any holiday meal. Cranberries and orange peel punch up a tart taste that's tamed to perfection by the sweet glaze. Wonderful! Priscilla Gilbert - Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the brown

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Cranberry Date Upside-Down Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar, orange juice and cinnamon until blended. Pour into an 8-in.
  • square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the
  • cranberries, dates, walnuts and orange peel; sprinkle over brown
  • sugar mixture.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar and remaining butter until crumbly, about
  • 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder and salt; add to the sugar mixture alternately with
  • buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Spread over cranberry
  • mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting
  • onto a serving plate.
  • Combine the drizzle ingredients; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 270 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.