Upside Down Apple Cake

February 19, 2016
0 Ratings
Photo by Lena Grp
  • Serves 10-12
What You'll Need
  • 4 apples
  • 3/4 pound or about 2&¾ cups all purpose flour (or self raising flour)
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 lemon juice
  • For the caramel syrup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups water
  1. Peal the apples, remove seeds and cut into thin slices.
  2. Rinse the apples with lemon juice in order to avoid browning.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180° C, or 360° F.
  4. In a big bowl, or in a food processor, beat butter and sugar very well.
  5. Add eggs one by one. Add milk and vanilla.
  6. Whisk and add shifted flour with baking powder, little by little, until you have a thick batter.
  7. Line a cake pan (preferably an adjustable one) with parchment paper and place the apple slices.
  8. Rinse them with more lemon juice. Sprinkle on apples cinnamon and brown sugar.
  9. Pour the batter over apples and bake for about an hour.
  10. Let the cake cool for a while and place it upside down on a platter.
  11. In a small saucepan add 2 cups brown sugar and ½ cup water over medium heat. When sugar starts to boil and makes bubbles remove from the heat and add 1 cup water.
  12. Return the saucepan to the heat and boil until the syrup become deep golden brown and thick.
  13. Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream

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3 Reviews

Charleen November 16, 2017
Thank you for responding so fast. The cake sounds delicious and I love cooking with apples so I wanted to make it ASAP. Gonna jump right in while it's still warm.
Charleen November 15, 2017
Either this is a no bake recipe, which I seriously doubt, or quite a few steps are missing.
Lena G. November 15, 2017
I'm so sorry.
I really don't understand why, at least 3 steps, were missing.
I have already corrected the recipe.