Apple Upside Down Cake

apple upside-down cake
Apple upside-down cake on dessert plates. Diana Rattray
  • 63 mins
  • Prep: 18 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Apple upside down cake with cinnamon and apples and brown sugar and butter.

This apple upside-down cake is a delicious cake to make for a special weekend snack or make it for your holiday dinner dessert and serve with ice cream.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk or cream
  • 2 cups sliced apples
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix together 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons evaporated milk or cream; spread in bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. Arrange sliced apples on the brown sugar mixture.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cream shortening with sugar; beat in the egg the add sifted ingredients alternately with 1/2 cup milk and the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour batter over apples. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the cake is done.

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