Upside-Down Apple Cake

Karen LaValley

By
@DallasChefKaren

I found this recipe in an old Woman's Day magazine (Sept. 1994!) at my Aunt's house. I was looking for ideas for a family picnic, and this made a great alternative to Pineapple Upside Down cake, as several members of the family don't like pineapple. It was a great success!


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Rating:
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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 large
granny smith apples
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
apple pie spice
6 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
12
maraschino cherries no stem
16 oz
box pound cake mix
2 tsp
fresh orange zest

*MAY SUBSTITUTE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE FOR APPLE PIE SPICE.

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350 degrees. Have a 10" cast-iron or ovenproof skillet ready.

2Cut thin slices off top and bottom of each apple. Cut each apple crosswise in 4 thick slices. Cut out cores.

3Toss with lemon juice and spice till evenly coated.

4Melt butter in skillet. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar till well blended.

5Place a cherry in core hole of each apple slice. Arrange 11 slices, overlapping, around edge of skillet. Place remaining slices in middle.

6Prepare cake mix as package directs, adding the orange zest to batter. Pour over apples.

7Bake 45 min. or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top of cake is golden.

8Cool in pan on wire rack 30 min. Run knife around edge of cake to loosen. Invert cake onto serving plate.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #apple, #easy, #cake