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Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

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cook time 1 hour and 20 minutes

Overview

This is just the thing for those chilly autumn days and abundance of apples on your counter. The caramel sauce and baked apple slices may be eye-catching, but don’t underestimate the warm, cozy flavors of that airy cake spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Be prepared for the smells of fall to take over your kitchen – the kids will be clamoring for a slice before it’s even out of the oven!

BY:Delish

Ingredients

For the caramel and apples:

  • 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices

For the cake:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions

To make the caramel and apples:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour caramel sauce into prepared cake pan and layer apple slices on top.

To make the cake:

  • In another large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together butter and sugars until softened. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating until just combined. Pour in milk and mix until fully incorporated. Add remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter over the apples and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, 1 hour. Let cool in pan for at least 15 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing.

Note:

If you're worried about overflowing, use a 9- or 10-inch round pan on top of a cookie tray or sheet of aluminum foil.

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Comments Reviews

MaryNovember 23, 2018

This is fabulous!! We didn't even cut into our pie - just gobbled this up! Yum!

Nellie's

We're so glad that it was a huge hit with your Thanksgiving guests, Mary! Thank you so much for giving the recipe a try.

PatriciaNovember 22, 2018

I just tried this recipe and most of my apples floated to the top! Hoping it still tastes good. 🤔

Nellie's

Oh no! We're sorry that it didn't come out as expected, Patricia. We have a feeling it'll still taste absolutely delicious, though. Hope you and your family enjoy it!

MarthaNovember 20, 2018

Looks good

Nellie's

It's one of our favorites, Matha. Hope you get the chance to do some baking this holiday season!

TracyNovember 17, 2018

Ok I just made this and the batter is over dlowing in my 8" round pan. Luckily, I put foil under the pan.

Nellie's

We're so sorry that this happened, Tracy! We hope it didn't make too much of a mess. We appreciate the tip and will add a note to the recipe so that others can avoid overflowing batter and caramel.

Mary October 06, 2018

Like the recipe but I dont have a printer and the "share" button doesn't work. Also, why is it sooooooooo big? Hard to read as is.

Nellie's

We're so sorry for the trouble, Mary. If you would like to share the recipe, simply click the icon corresponding to the platform that you want to share it on (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or email). Please let us know if there's anything else we can help with!

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