Baking these mini-cakes in ramekins provides perfect portion control. Each individual cake has a slice of orange at the bottom, er, I mean top, making for a pretty presentation once the little cakes are inverted. The sweet sugared crust compliments the tartness of the orange. In fact, blood oranges are quite tart, causing one’s mouth to pucker, ready to be on the receiving end of a big KISS from your sweetie!
Just like other citrus fruit, blood oranges are high in vitamin C. The crimson color of blood oranges also provide anthocyanins, a powerful plant antioxidant that might help with cancer prevention and heart health. And as an added bonus, the reddish-purple flesh of the blood orange makes it a Valentine’s Day dessert standout!