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Lychee Upside Down Cake

A beautiful looking cake, with sugared lychees and mouthwatering cake!

Hello everyone! Today I have made Lychee Upside down cake. It is Diwali and I wanted to make a fusion Indian dessert and thought of using Lychees or Saffron. I thought that Saffron was a very strong taste, so I thought of using Lychees. Now, I had made a Lychee cake many years ago, but it was very bland. So, that's why I decided to make a Lychee garnish on top of the cake. To achieve that, I wanted to make a Upside Down cake. I used inspiration from the pineapple upside down cake I made a year ago, which helped me develop this idea. I had a lot of fun making this cake and hope you will be in love with it on Diwali!

Pre heat: 350 degrees Cook time: 45 to 55 minutes Prep time: 30 mins

I N G R I E D E N T S:

Preparing the pan:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 cans worth of Lychees

  • 2 spoons of melted earth balance

Preparing the Batter:

  • 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 Brown Rice Flour

  • 1 tsp of xantham gum

  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp of fine sea salt

  • 1/4 cup of cold butter

  • 1/2 cup of white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt

  • 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup of lychee juice from can (SAVED FROM BEFORE)

  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

D I R E C T I O N S:

1. First take a pie pan and coat it with melted butter. Then, sprinkle brown sugar around the edges. Take a can of Lychee's, strain out the juice (use for later). After that, lay all the Lychee's on the ready pie pan after cutting each in half.

2. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and white sugar. Then add one egg, beat till pale yellow. After that, add vanilla yogurt and milk. Finally add the Lychee juice.

4. Next in a medium sized bowl, sift all the dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and xantham gum.

5. Add the dry ingredients mixture a third at a time. After adding each third, fold the flour into the wet ingredients.

6. Once all the dry and wet ingredients are mixed in, pour the batter into the pan. Make sure none of the lychee's go out of place.

7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 45 to 55 minutes. When you start seeing it turn a slight dark brown, take it out and cool for 10 minutes before flipping.

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