Apple Upside Down Cake

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I saw this great recipe from when cruising the internet and had to make this right away. It reminds me of my Pineapple Upside Down Cake I got from an Amish cookbook and love that to this day.

This recipe is super easy to make. I will admit I used the batter recipe from my Pineapple Upside Down Cake instead of the ingredients the recipe called for. I also changed the sugar from white to brown for the topping and added a little nutmeg to balance out the cinnamon.

Just simply peel the apples and squeeze a little lemon juice over them so they don’t brown as you’re slicing them.  Then core and slice the apples. Cook sugar and butter in a saucepan until brown sugar is melted. Add cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour sugar mixture into an 9 inch cake pan with 2 inch sides.


Layer the apples in a decorative pattern on top of the sugar. Bake in the oven while you are making the batter. I used McIntosh apples as they were the only ones I had. I was afraid of the apples turning the topping into applesauce. That didn’t happen. Actually the apples were perfectly cooked. Because they came out so perfect, I will use these every time I make this cake. 

When batter is mixed, remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle with cinnamon and add a tablespoon of butter to the top of the apples. Top with batter. 

Then bake.

When cake is done and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, let rest for 5 minutes. Take a butter knife and run around the edges to loosen. Flip cake onto a platter.



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Apple Upside Down Cake


  • Author: Afoodieaffair

Description

This apple upside down cake is perfect for mornings, pot lucks, brunches or desserts. Delicious apples with a sweet sticky glaze and the perfect blend of spices over a buttery cake with a hint of mace. Mace is the perfect spice in this cake.


Ingredients

Scale

Topping:
3 large or 4 medium sized McIntosh apples
5 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Cake:
11/4 c. sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground mace
1/3 c. (2/3 stick) butter, softened
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch round or square cake pan. Peel apples and sprinkle lemon juice over them. Cut them into wedges, remove the core and slice.

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook until sugar dissolves. Pour the mixture in the prepared cake pan and arrange the apple slices in a decorative pattern on top of the butter/sugar mixture. Cook the apples in the oven until you prepare the batter for the cake.

While the apples are in the oven, prepare the cake batter.

Into a mixer bowl, resift the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & mace. Add the softened butter, milk & vanilla. Beat on low speed for 1-1/2 minutes, then add the egg and beat 1-1/2 minutes longer. Spread the batter evenly over the apple mixture with a rubber spatula – the batter is quite thick. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven, loosen edges with knife, and invert immediately onto platter. Let cool before serving.

 

4 Comments

  1. These are phenomenal! Fluffy, puffy, melt-in-your-mouth. Probably the best dessert recipe. Thank you for sharing with us!!!

  2. Ok, the cake was amazing! Had to make another one for my husband to take to work next day. They were such a big hit. LOVE these!

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