Fresh Apple Upside Down Cake

Debbie Thurmond

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@debbiethurmond

We love anything with apples and cinnamon at our house. Throw in pecans and it is always a hit. This is lip smacking good!


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
butter, softened and divided
2 c
sugar, divided
3 large
granny smith apples , peeled and cut into ½ inch thick slices
1 c
chopped pecans, divided
2 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt ¼ cup butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium to medium high heat.
2
Add 1 cup sugar and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until sugar is melted and begins to turn golden brown.
3
Add apple slices, and continue to cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until apples have softened and juices are thickened and syrupy.
4
Remove from heat and sprinkle the apple mixture with ½ cups of pecans. Set aside.
5
Beat the remaining ½ cup of butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until smooth.
6
Add eggs one at a time, beating until just blended with each additions.
7
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add to butter / sugar mixture alternating with milk, beating on low until well blended, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
8
Gently stir in the remaining ½ cup of chopped pecans. Spoon batter evenly over the apple mixture in the skillet.
9
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the skillet for 5 minutes. Invert cake onto a serving plate.
10
This is awesome served warm, topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American