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Grapefruit Upside Down Cake

Today's snow day brought some lovely house guests and an inventive new (almost, Martha Stewart has already tried it, surprise surprise!) Recipe for Grapefruit Upside Down Cake. The bright pink / orange color the grapefruit makes this cake quite bright and sunny on a snowy day and the juice from the fruit makes the cake itself super fluffy and light!

Recipe:

1 box of Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside Down Mix (basically just yellow cake mix)

Sprinkles of ginger, ground cinnamon, dark brown sugar and nutmeg

Ingredients on the Cake Mix Box

(Mix with hand mixer until combined)

Spray Pam in bottom of Β 11"x14" pan.

Sprinkle bottom of metal non-stick pan with grapefruit pieces (with pith and seeds removed) and then sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes (depending on oven temperatures).

Enjoy!

Thanks Martha for the inspiration - http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/grapefruit-upside-down-cake?backto=true

What to do with aging grapefruit?

In December, I impulsively bought a crate of grapefruits for charity from one of my students....they are STILL in the fridge and starting to look a little less fresh and delicious. Β So my friend Helen (another victim of the charity selling grapefruits) recommended that I make a Grapefruit Yogurt Cake (Ina Garten's recipe featured on smitten kitchen blog).

See you later grapefruit...hello tasty breakfast / dessert bread! Β Wouldn't it be great with some fresh strawberries on top?

Do you have any ideas for elderly grapefruit? Β Please share!

Please let me know, there are quite a few to use up before their rapidly approaching expiration date!

M