Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake
Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

Caramel apple upside-down cake that will remind you of trips to the apple orchard and biting into fresh, sweet fruit.

The Story Behind the Recipe
8
servings
35 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Topping

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

6 tablespoons cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced

Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup brown sugar into bowl; cut in 6 tablespoons butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sunflower seeds. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Arrange apple slices on top. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until smooth. Add flour mixture alternately with milk until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Spoon batter over apple layer; spread evenly. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool.

Nutrition

380Calories
15Fat (mg)
60Cholesterol (mg)
360Sodium (mg)
59Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)

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  October 28, 2017

Turned out well! I think it’s best warm with ice cream or whip cream.

— says V
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I added cinnamon chips to the cake batter and I thought it added a lot to it.

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ChallengingA breeze
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  February 28, 2016

This is my husbands favorite cake, he even requested it for his birthday. I don't use the sunflower seeds but everything else I follow. The cake part of it is delicious, not too sweet and very light, the topping is amazing! I made 2 for Thanksgiving this year and my family couldn't get enough, 2 people requested the recipe from me.

— says Liana
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  December 06, 2014

Easy to make and delicious! I skipped the sunflower nuts. I'm not a fan of nuts in some things. I also added some cinnamon to the apples.

— says Ruth
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  January 18, 2014

family loved this

— says Patricia B.
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  December 14, 2012

it's easy ,yet sooooo delicious recipe, i had both suflower and walnuts.i used walnuts,1ts grated orange peel and just a little cinnamon.it was a heavenly cake with strong fragrance and taste of apple. maybe i bake it for my next birthday [:D

— says nazanin
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