Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

WOW!! I made this for our home team at church tonight & it was absolutely delightful. The cake could stand alone. It has a slight sweet & cinnamon taste. The topping really is like a yummy caramel apple. The two together is like a symphony.......


1/4 c butter or margarine
2/3 c packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 medium apples, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

1 1/3 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 c sugar
1/2 c butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 c milk

Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom and sides of 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into pan; spread evenly. Arrange apple wedges over brown sugar mixture, overlapping tightly and making 2 layers if necessary. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Spread batter over apple wedges in brown sugar mixture. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack 15 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm cake with whipped cream. Store cake loosely covered.

Recipe courtesy: Betty Crocker


Win said...

cool recipes, i stumbled across your blog while using the random blog finder.

Keep weeding out the delicious recipes, if I end up using one I'll let you know.

preschool said...

Good Morning.

I was just surfing blogs, and came upon yours. It looks very interesting. We live in the Pacific NW, but have most of our roots on the East Coast. Husband lived on Peachtree St in Atlanta, right next to Bobby Jones golf course, so we have a GA connection as well.

We love southern cooking, most of what I do these days is East Indian, Middle East and Mexcian, but I want to keep up with good ole southern cooking.

I pretty much stick to book reviews, and movies, as I work for the third largest library system in Washington state. Preschool storytimes are my main area of work.

See ya

Tammy McBee said...

This cake was AWESOME!!!