Carambola Upside Down Cake:
3 to 4 carambolas (star fruit), sliced.
1/4 cup butter, melted.
2/3 cup dark brown sugar.
Juice of 2 Florida passion fruit.
1/2 cup butter, softened.
1 cup sugar.
1 1/2 cups cake flour.
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.
pinch of salt.
1/2 cup Florida milk.
1 tsp. each of vanilla and almond extract.
Step One: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange sliced carambolas in bottom of a greased 9 inch cake pan as close together as possible.
Mix together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and passion fruit juice and pour into pan, turning so mixture covers bottom. Set aside.
Step Two: Cream together 1/2 cup of butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well.
Step Three: Mix together dry ingredients. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to butter mixture. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour into prepared cake pan.
Step Four: Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until cake pulls away form sides of pan.
Let cool for five minutes before inverting onto serving plate.