Fresh Apple Upside Down Cake

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Fresh Apple Upside Down Cake

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.

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About Fresh Apple Upside Down Cake

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



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