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Apple Upside Down Cake

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)

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Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake Image © Diana Rattray
Apple upside down cake with cinnamon and apples and brown sugar and butter. This apple upside-down cake is a delicious cake to make for a special weekend snack or make it for your holiday dinner dessert and serve with ice cream.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk or cream
  • 2 cups sliced apples
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Mix together 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons evaporated milk or cream; spread in bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Arrange sliced apples on the brown sugar mixture. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Cream shortening with sugar; beat in egg the add sifted ingredients alternately with 1/2 cup milk and the vanilla extract.
Pour batter over apples. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes, until cake is done.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Fabulous with one caveat, Member barbskitchen

I just baked this during SuperBowl and my husband dug into it as soon as it came out of the oven! Since another reviewer commented it was too sweet for her, I cut the amount of butter, brown sugar (used dark) and cream in half, melted the butter in the pan (chose a round cake pan), then mixed in the cream and sugar; it provided the perfect amount of topping. To prevent the apples from browning while I prepared the batter, I sifted the dry ingredients together (twice) first, creamed the shortening and sugar, beat the egg separately, and added the vanilla to the milk BEFORE slicing and arranging the apples. Then I just quickly beat everything together as directed and poured it over the apples. We only had Granny Smiths, so I peeled and sliced up two. The slight tartness was a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the brown sugar. The cake was moist, light and flavorful. Will definitely make again!

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