Nectarine Upside Down Cake
from KAF Baker's Companion
5 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
small handful of dried cherries
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
Preheat your oven to 350.
Pit and slice your nectarines. Set aside.
Arrange the nectarine slices in concentric circles around the pan.Place the cherries in the open spaces between the nectarines. Set aside while you make the cake batter.
Invert the pan onto a serving plate leaving the pan on for five minutes, giving the juices and fruit all a chance to detach. remove the cake pan and rearrange any fruit that has shifted. See that nectarine slice, bottom right? Just tuck it back into place. Serve!