Honey & Apple Upside Down Cakes

Ci Hawkins

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@iamci

These have alot of ingredients, but don't let that stop you from trying them. They are delicious!


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Serves:

6 servings or 12 muffins

Prep:

50 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE CARMEL

1/3 c
toasted whole almonds. coursly chopped
1 large
granny smith apples
1 Tbsp
plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 med. lemon
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter (1/4 th stick, plus more for coating the ramekins
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
fine salt

FOR THE CAKE

1 c
plus 2 tbls. all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
fine salt
8 Tbsp
unsalted butter, room temperture
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 large
eggs, at room temperture

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the oven to 325o F and arrange a rack in the middle. coat 6 (6oz)remekins with butter and evenly space them on a baking sheet. Devide almonds amoung the ramekins. ( I have made this as mini-cakes by putting them in buttered muffin tins.
2
Peel, core & cut the apple into medium dice. place in a medium glass bowl, add 1 tbls of the lemon juice, toss to combine; set aside.
3
Melt the butter in a med. pan until foaming. add sugar, honey and salt and stirto combine. Cook, swirlingthe pan occasionaly, until mixture just starts to turn a light carmel color, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining jemon juice and stir to combine.
4
Remove the pan from the heat and carfully place about 2 tbls. of the carmel in each ramekin. (Work quickly --the carmel will start to set up after a few minutes.) Divide the aple pieces amoung the ramekins. leaving any juice in the bowl; set the ramekins aside.
5
For The Cake:
Place flour, orange zest, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to aerate and break up any lumps; set aside
6
Place butter in an electric mixer bowl and beat on med high until light in colr and fluffy, about 2 mins. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until fluffy, about 3 mins. add eggs one at a time, letting each one time to incorporate before adding the next. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides.
7
Return the mixer to low speed, add the milk, and mix just incorporated. Add the flour mixture and mix on low, about 30 seconds; do not over mix. Evenly spoon the batter over the apples and carmel. (If using muffin tins, follow the same procedure on a smaller scale.) bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 35 minutes. (Less for muffin tins) Immediately run a knife around the perimeter of each cake. Invert the hot cakes onto serving plates. serve with ice cream, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes