Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

Author: Canadian Living

The caramel melts while cooking and coats the apples when this cake is turned out.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2010

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 apples (about 1-3/4 lb/875 g)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
Cake:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups milk

Method

In heavy saucepan, stir granulated sugar with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water over medium heat until dissolved. Bring to boil; boil vigorously, without stirring but brushing down side of pan often, until mixture is dark amber, 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add lemon juice. Immediately pour caramel mixture into 9-inch (1.5 L) round metal cake pan. Set aside.

Peel, core and slice apples into eighths. In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook apples, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp and golden, about 10 minutes. Arrange, overlapping, in caramel.

Cake: In large bowl, beat butter with granulated and brown sugars until light. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of milk. Spread over apples.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand on rack for 5 minutes.

Invert serving plate onto pan; turn over and let stand for 5 minutes before gently lifting off pan. Scrape any apples off pan onto cake.

Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings: about

  • Sodium 134 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 369.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 167 mg
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 55 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 23.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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