The Fall TV season unofficially kicks off tonight with the 21st(!) season of Dancing with the Stars. Over the coming weeks as the new and returning series premiere, I'll share some TV & food combos you can make at home as you get ready to watch each premiere!
So for the first installment of What's for TV...put on your dancing shoes, waltz into the kitchen, and whip up this "Dancing with the Starfruit Upside Down Cake!"
I love upside down cake and in the past and have used pineapple, blackberries, peaches and cherries. Using starfruit really makes for a stunning reveal when you invert the cake. And for a glitzy show like DWTS, I think upside down cake is the perfect classic but classy dessert that makes whatever fruit you use, really become the star(fruit).
Dancing with the Starfruits Upside Down Cake
adapted from BethCakes
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large starfruit, sliced 1/4" thick with seeds and brown edges removed
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350. In an 8-inch round or square cake pan, pour 1/4 cup melted butter and sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Place the cut starfruit on top of the brown sugar.
For the cake, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Alternate adding the flour and milk, beginning and ending with the flour, stirring just until all the flour is mixed in. Pour the batter over the starfuit. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the center is set. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert on a cake plate, serve and enjoy!
Dancing with the Stars returns tonight, Monday, Sep 14 at 8p on ABC.