Kix Starfruit Upside-Down Cake
Kids love to help with baking projects, and this starfruit recipe gives them lots of chances, from crushing the cereal to slicing the starfruit (with parent help, of course!) to placing the slices in the pan. It’s also an amazingly delicious twist on the classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe.
How to make the Starfruit Upside-Down Cake:
Start by trimming off any brown or discolored edges on two starfruit for presentation purposes.
Before you start mixing up the cake, slice your starfruit into 1/4-inch thick slices, and remove the seeds.
To make the cake you will need:
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 small to medium starfruit (carambola), cut into 1/4-inch slices, seeds removed
2 cups Kix® cereal
1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
Sweetened whipped cream, if desired
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
In a 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling then remove from heat.
Spread the butter and brown sugar mixture evenly in the baking pan. Arrange star fruit slices over brown sugar mixture.
2. Place cereal in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Crush cereal with rolling pin.
3. In a medium bowl, mix crushed cereal, flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Add vanilla.
Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth. Carefully spoon and spread batter over star fruit.
4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan.
Serve warm with whipped cream, and enjoy the surprisingly delicious texture and flavor from Kix® cereal!