Starfruit (Carambola) Upside Down Cake With Cake Mix

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READY IN: 1hr 12mins
YIELD: 1 Cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Topping
  • 5
    star fruit, ribs and ends trimmed then slice 1/4-inch thick
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    cup water
  • 12
    cup butter
  • Cake
  • 1
    signature pineapple supreme cake mix (Yellow will do, if you use that add pineapple and use pineapple juice instead of water)
  • 1
    (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 1
    cup water
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bring sugar and water to a gentle boil in a wide (12 inch or more) saute pan. Add the star fruit in a single layer and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, turning over halfway.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a large sieve or paper towels.
  • Melt butter over a low heat in a 12 inch cast iron skillet or other oven proof pan with a handle.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and spread it to evenly cover the bottom of the skillet.
  • Arrange the star fruit in a single layer on the brown sugar/butter mix.
  • Combine the cake mix, pudding mis, eggs, water and oil. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter gently over the star fruit and bake in the center of the oven for an hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Invert over a serving plate as soon as the cake comes out of th oven.
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