Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake

Upside Down Cakes

An upside down cake is a thing of beauty! While you may be more familiar with a pineapple version, our Apple Upside Down Cake recipe is a new fall favorite in my house.

An upside down cake is one that you bake upside down, then flip it out of the pan. In this case, apples caramelized in Chef Shamy Cinnamon Honey Butter are laid into the bottom of a pan and covered with a delicious cake batter. When flipped, the caramelized apples sit on top of the fluffy cake!


Apple Upside Down Cake



I love apples. Especially this time of year when they’re in season. There’s nothing more satisfying than a fresh, crisp apple. This recipe calls for Granny Smith. Tart apples are great to bake with; they have extra sugar that releases when cooking. And sugar means flavor!

Make sure to slice your apples thin– you need to have enough room for the batter in the pan.


Apple Upside Down Cake



There’s a pretty long baking time for this cake– much longer than a 9 inch cake would normally bake. Because of the extra moisture coming from the apples, you’ll need that extra time to make sure the center of your cake is done.

When checking, the toothpick you insert into the middle needs to come out clean. It can be tricky to tell if you’ve hit an apple– so use your best judgement.

This cake is delicious with a scoop of ice cream! Enjoy!


Apple Upside Down Cake




Apple Upside Down Cake

Recipe by Chef ShamyCourse: Dessert


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  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Meanwhile, make the apples. Saute the thinly sliced apple in Cinnamon Butter 3-4 minutes, then pour the apples into the bottom of a greased 9 inch cake pan.
  • Then make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, along with the melted Cinnamon Butter. Mix to combine.
  • Pour batter over the top of the apples.
  • Bake at 350° F for 65-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a cake plate.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream.