Apple Upside-Down Cake

READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt 1/4 cup butter in 8-inch square baking pan. Add dark brown sugar and spices, mix well.
  • Arrange apple rings over brown sugar mixture on bottom of pan, then sprinkle with lemon juice. Set pan aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in remaining 3 Tbs butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add milk and vanilla to the mixture, and then beat at a low speed with mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Continue beating 2 minutes at medium speed. Blend in egg yolk.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg white at high speed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into batter, then pour over apples in pan.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Loosen edges and invert onto serving plate. Let stand 1 minute before removing pan. Serve warm.