Caramel apple upside-down cake that will remind you of trips to the apple orchard and biting into fresh, sweet fruit.
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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
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
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.
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.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Set aside.
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. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool.
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Turned out well! I think it’s best warm with ice cream or whip cream.
I added cinnamon chips to the cake batter and I thought it added a lot to it.
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.
A classic recipe making a modern day comeback! Upside-down cakes are simple to make and delicious to eat, especially if you go beyond the traditional pineapple.
What do you see when bushels of bright, new apples start appearing in the markets? Are you dreaming of a classic apple pie — or maybe a strudel, a tart or dumplings with brandy sauce? How about all of the above?