Upside down apple cake. Caramelized apples, a touch of cinnamon and apple loaded cake batter make this the perfect fall dessert. End your meal with a warm slice of apple cake topped with ice cream or simply serve it with your afternoon tea. Without a doubt, this cake is apple lovers’ dream!
Bringing in autumn (fall) vibes with a beautiful cake loaded with sweet apples. Every bite of this classic treats your taste buds with nostalgic flavors. Is there a better way to indulge in these seasonal fruits?
This classic upside down apple cake is totally addicting with the sensational combination of delicious flavors. Apples get caramelized in brown sugar elevating the beautiful sweetness of this cake. Trust me, it’s totally addicting!
How To Make Upside Down Apple Cake
Start the recipe with caramelized apples. First, we’ll make the mixture to caramelize the apples. But the actual process of caramelization will happen in the oven. And again, this step is key in this upside down cake recipe.
You’ll need to combine butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. The sugar will gradually dissolve in butter, and within a minute or so, the mixture will start to thicken filling your room with sensational caramel flavor. Remember, stir the sugar mixture continuously and make sure not to burn it. Pour this mixture into the cake tin and you have the base layer of the upside down apple cake.
The sliced apples are arranged in the cake tin in a single layer. And in the oven, the apples absorb the sugar-butter mixture and start to caramelize. Again, I prefer sweet apples in this recipe, feel free to choose your favorite.
Next up, the cake batter. Flour, baking powder and salt are combined in a bowl. I also like to sift the ingredients to make the cake as airy as possible.
You’ll need to beat together soft butter and sugar until the mixture is very pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat to combine. The vanilla extract is the one essential component of all cakes. Now, mix in half of the sifted flour mixture and then the remaining mixture goes in.
Apart of the base of this upside down apple cake, I also like to add some chopped apples to the batter. This gives that lovely autumn flavor to the entire cake. Add a touch of ground cinnamon to the batter. Cinnamon and apples – truly match made in heaven. Once you fold in the chopped apples, transfer batter to the cake tin and bake for an hour.
Who doesn’t love a warm slice of apple cake with a cuppa on a beautiful autumn (fall) afternoon?
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- Homemade Apple Fritters
- Apple Momos (Dumplings) with Toffee Sauce
- Caramel Apple Roses
- Apple Kheer | Apple Payasam | Apple Pudding
- Grapes Apple Mint Raita
- Green Apple Pickle