Tested till perfect Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8 to 10


  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 4 4large appleapples, (about 1-3/4 lb/875 g)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupunsalted butter


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupunsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupmilk
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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 Information Per each of 10 servings: about

cal 369 pro 5g total fat 16g sat. fat 9g
carb 55g fibre 2g chol 75mg sodium 134mg
potassium 167mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 10 vit A 15 vit C 3
folate 23
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