CARAMEL APPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

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20 min Prep
1 hr 5 min Total
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8 Servings

Upside-down cake gets a spicy, sweet makeover with fresh sliced apples and buttery caramel.


Ingredient List
    Topping
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 tablespoons water
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 medium apples, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
    Cake
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup butter, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup milk
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and side of 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray; line bottom with cooking parchment paper.
  2. Pour 3 tablespoons melted butter in cake pan. Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar and the water. Arrange apple slices over brown sugar mixture; set aside.
  3. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1/3 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, about 1 minute or until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Gradually beat flour mixture into sugar mixture alternately with milk on low speed, beating after each addition, just until smooth. Scrape side of bowl occasionally. Spread batter over apple slices in pan. Tap pan on counter 2 to 3 times to eliminate air bubbles from batter.
  4. Bake 32 to 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Cool pan on cooling rack 5 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve cake warm.
Tips
  • Granny Smith apples were used in this recipe -- choose your favorite baking apple, such as McIntosh, Braeburn or Jonathan.
  • Dress up your cake by sifting 2 tablespoons powdered sugar over top before serving.
  • Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to put this dessert over the top.