Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Day 49 of quarantine

I’ve already baked my “go-to’s” several times over so today I decided to try something new.

We’ve been receiving produce delivery from Mister Produce and yesterday I got some delicious honey crisp apples. So this morning I looked over several of my favourite recipe sites looking for apple recipes and settled on trying this cake

I made some small adjustments (a little more milk and added yogurt) to this recipe but otherwise, followed it word for word and am very pleased with the results.

Caramel Upside Down Cake

Ingredients for the topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large apples peel, cored, and thinly sliced

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of 2% milk
  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Spray a 9-inch cake pan well with nonstick cooking spray and a round of parchment paper on the bottom and set aside.
To make the topping:
  • Add the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir well until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat, pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan, and evenly spread it on the bottom.
  • Arrange the apple slices in an even layer on top. Set aside.
To make the cake:
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add the vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  • Alternate mixing the dry ingredients and milk into the wet ingredients, starting with the flour and ending with the flour.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pan on top of the sliced apples.
  • Bake at 350°F degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before flipping over onto a large plate.