Apple Extreme Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins

The gooey goodness of this cake bakes up from a no-fuss, one-bowl batter spiced with ginger and cinnamon.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Place in oven 5 minutes or until butter melts.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter; stir. Arrange 9 apple halves in mixture, cut sides down.
  5. Bake in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  6. Meanwhile, peel remaining apples.
  7. Coarsely shred; set aside.
  8. In bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon.
  9. Add shredded apple, milk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla.
  10. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined; beat on medium 1 minute. Spoon over apples, spread evenly (apple may be exposed; some butter may come to surface).
  11. Bake 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges; invert onto platter. Spoon any topping in pan over top.
  13. Cool 20 minutes; serve with ice cream.
  14. Makes 9 servings.
Most Helpful

What a great idea for fal apples! My diners described this as "baked apples surrounded by just enough spice cake." The half apples do lend to the feel of baked apples & turn out pretty when turned upside down. We liked the peel left on & I appreciated that this recipe is for a smaller cake. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D October 06, 2010

Great cake with wonderful apple flavor! I halved the recipe and peeled the apples, otherwise made as specified. Served warm with ice cream and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof March 15, 2010

This was wonderful and would have been even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! My boys did not like the skin remaining on the apples so next time I will just peel them before placing in the pan. Made for Photo Tag.

mary winecoff February 16, 2010