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:

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.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Have a 10" cast-iron or ovenproof skillet ready.
2
Cut thin slices off top and bottom of each apple. Cut each apple crosswise in 4 thick slices. Cut out cores.
3
Toss with lemon juice and spice till evenly coated.
4
Melt butter in skillet. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar till well blended.
5
Place a cherry in core hole of each apple slice. Arrange 11 slices, overlapping, around edge of skillet. Place remaining slices in middle.
6
Prepare cake mix as package directs, adding the orange zest to batter. Pour over apples.
7
Bake 45 min. or till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and top of cake is golden.
8
Cool 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