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Upside down orange cake

Or we could call it tarte tatin – that sounds fancier! Place the oranges on the bottom like roof tiles and then pour the cake batter over them. Once you have taken it out of the oven, turn it over. And there you go, a beautiful orange roof tile cake! By the way, I also used the juice of the oranges in the batter. When you combine it with buttermilk, it gives a wonderfully fresh taste.

Preparation time

20 mins to prepare + 50 mins to cook


8 people



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For 8 people
  • 200 g Zusto 
  • 200 g whole wheat flour
  • 125 g plain flour 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 70 g soft butter 
  • 185 ml buttermilk 
  • Juice of an orange
  • 2 oranges


  • Baking tin
  • Whisk
  • 2 bowls
  • A knife
  • A cutting board
  • A juicer

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Whip the eggs until they are frothy. Then add the butter.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and Zùsto, and add this to the egg mixture.
  4. Squeeze the orange and add it to the mixture along with the buttermilk. Mix everything together well.
  5. Slice the other 2 oranges and place in a well-greased baking tin.
  6. Pour the batter over this.
  7. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes.
  8. Turn it over after baking.


Nutritional values

To be added soon.

About Joeri Sterckx

I’m Joeri Sterckx and I was born on the last car-free Sunday of 1973. And just like my parents had to be creative to get to the hospital, I now enjoy getting creative in the kitchen!

Cookies, or “gateaux” as we call them here at home, are one of our family traditions. Every celebratory occasion is a reason to have one… And every occasion deserves a celebration! That’s why I’m convinced I inherited my passion for desserts at an early stage.

My background is that I’m a preschool teacher, but I currently work as a pedagogical supervisor where I support teams in putting together powerful and meaningful teaching sessions.

The rest of my time is spent being a dad to Rune and Tejo, and having lots of fun and laughter.

I hope I inspire you with my bakes. To see more, please take a look at my Instagram account and digital photo album @joeristerckx

Recipes are copyright Joeri Sterckx, unless otherwise noted.

And here’s my golden rule to finish with… baking starts with weighing items out and ends with licking the bowl clean!

Have fun baking!

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