Paleo Citrus Upside-Down Cake

Maria Marlowe


Adorned with a bright-orange citrus-y crown, this sweet-tart dessert is a true show-stopper. Not to mention, it’s made with paleo-friendly ingredients, which means this cake is free of refined sugars (it’s actually sweetened with monk fruit!), gluten, processed additives and more. Shave off a slice and pair it with a cup of coffee or tea for a vibrant treat.

Paleo Orange Upside-Down Cake |

Paleo Orange Upside-Down Cake |
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Paleo Citrus Upside-Down Cake

Servings 8
Calories 286.8 kcal


Orange layer

  • 4-5 oranges thinly sliced into rounds
  • Coconut oil for greasing pan

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Grease 6-in. pan with coconut oil. Arrange orange rounds to cover the entire bottom of the pan in a flat layer. Tip: Pull apart one ring to fill in any empty spaces with smaller wedges. Reserve any unused orange pieces for cake batter.
  2. To make cake batter, in large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add wet ingredients and mix well until completely incorporated.
  3. Pour batter over orange slices. It will be a little thick, so use a spatula to press it down and make sure it reaches the edges of the pan.
  4. Bake 30-32 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before removing from pan. Flip it over directly onto serving tray.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Paleo Citrus Upside-Down Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 286.8 Calories from Fat 197
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.85g34%
Saturated Fat 6.76g34%
Cholesterol 81.84mg27%
Sodium 287.62mg12%
Potassium 164.42mg5%
Carbohydrates 17.15g6%
Fiber 6.04g24%
Sugar 8.11g9%
Protein 9.93g20%
Vitamin A 281.68IU6%
Vitamin C 39.06mg47%
Calcium 99.82mg10%
Iron 1.63mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.