Orange Cream Mini Paleo Upside Down Cake! So perfect for spring, right?! These mini orange paleo upside cake recipe is simple and quick to make. Topped with fluffy whipped coconut cream frosting and orange zest, they are SERIOUSLY good! Healthy, light, and refreshing.
Friends..Family… Comrades! It’s time to celebrate Spring and the official LAUNCH of Nourishing Superfoods Cookbook. I know, I’m still on the cookbook promo kick, but can you blame me? This was my whole life for over a year. I gotta take the time to celebrate small victories. Will you join in on the celebration with these little “celebration” cakes? Made with wholesome ingredients so you can have your cake and eat it too!
Think Paleo Upside Down Cake in MINI form with a burst of sweet flavor from orange juice! Some might call this a “sunshine cake”, we’re just missing the pineapple. Still, it’s simple, light, and perfectly sweet, these easy-to-make orange sunshine cakes bring a little happy to your table! Gah… and these truly make me happy!
So let’s do it! Let’s bring a little more celebration and sunshine into the world, y’all! A recipe to brighten your day, and it’s healthy enough to sneak in a few pieces, or even serve for breakfast, and you already know I’m guilty of cake for breakfast, haha!
Now back to this AMAZING mini cake recipe. My first try was abysmal, I mean a total flop. I love living in Utah, don’t get me wrong, but high attitude baking is frustrating to dial in, and I’m still learning to adjust. The science geek in me LOVES the challenge, and it was soooo worth the extra effort to get these right, plus I made it easier for you!
The recipe is simple, light, and perfect for Spring. You don’t even need that much sweetener, since the orange juice delivers just the right burst of sweetness. It’s really good y’all, and I plan on making it for Easter as well! Maybe you should too, mmm k?
So here’s my paleo cake baking trick!
All you’re gonna do is make these in muffin form first, with the orange slices at the bottom. Then we will cut of the tops of the muffin and add whipped coconut cream with honey and orange zest. The last tip and trick is that broiled orange slices. Yep, just thinly slice a mandarin or small orange, toss with coconut sugar (optional), and broil!
Now you know I can’t resist talking about the health benefits of this cake, because shouldn’t we ALL be eating more cake with health benefits? Yes, I think we can agree on that!!
Paleo Upside Down Cake with help perks. Let’s discuss!
- First, it’s gluten free and paleo, made with almond flour. If you’ve never tried almond and orange together, you’re missing out on an INCREDIBLE flavor combo! The almond flour and almond butter give it a dose of plant-based protein, so you can actually indulge post-workout without guilt!
- I am LOVING that this sunshine cake is low in sugar! It’s got a small amount of coconut sugar, but most of the sweetness comes from mashed banana and orange juice, so you won’t get the sugar highs and lows that you would from a regular sugary cake.
- And it’s got a whipped coconut cream topping, so it’s dairy free and refined sugar free!
Hopefully I’ve convinced you to go make these super duper delicious orange mini cakes, because this healthified dessert/snack is just too good to pass up!
I know I know, the recipe looks long, but I promise it isn’t. SUPER EASY! Let’s do this ya’ll. Forks up!
Favorite celebration cake? Do share!
And thanks again for ALL ya’ll support this past week. Your cake is now calorie free.