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Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

This old-fashioned dessert is a classic for a reason. Brown sugar and butter melt and bake into a sweet caramel sauce that tops the cake when flipped after baking.

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35 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

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

1/4 cup chopped pecans

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


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 extract

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 pecans. 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. Spoon batter over apple layer; spread evenly.

  5. STEP 5

    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 (1 serving)

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