Apple Upside Down Cake

When the weather cools it never fails. I get severe cravings for baked goods.

Maybe baked goods just help me through the process of mourning the loss of summer.

Since apples are in season, I thought I’d try out a recipe for Apple Upside Down Cake.

(I’m joining a group of bloggers for Festival of Fall week – see the schedule below!)

Recipe for Apple Upside Down CakeMmmm. Baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon mixed in.

I used Jazzy apples for this recipe. I’d never heard of that apple before but they’re tasty.

It was the first time I’d ever seen them in the store and liked the name. Jazzy!


Baking Apple Upside Down CakeThis made-from-scratch recipe is fairly easy, which is always a plus.

We have several U-Pick apple orchards nearby, so fresh apples are plentiful.

I almost hate to buy the waxed apples in grocery stores anymore.


Dough for Apple Cake is fairly thickThe cake batter is fairly thick so spread carefully after layering your apples in the bottom of the pan.


Ready to put Apple Upside Down Cake in the OvenYour cake pan will be filled to the brim, but no worries.

The thick cake batter doesn’t rise much.

The juice might overflow a little when baking so line your oven bottom with tin foil to catch any drips.


Yummy and Comforting Apple Upside Down CakeYou can see how the juices have oozed their way through the cake, making it more moist.


Sliced Apples in an Upside Down CakeMost of the apples are cut in thin wedges, but I used a few whole slices for aesthetic appeal.

I even left the seeds in the slices to give more authenticity.

You can create any manner of patterns with your apples when you lay them in the pan.


Fall Recipe - Apple Upside Down CakeApple Upside Down Cake is yummy both warm and at room temperature.

When warmed, serve with a dab of whipped cream for a special treat.


Apple Upside Down Cake RecipePin it for later so you remember to make it!


Apple Upside Down Cake

3 large golden delicious apples
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons melted butter

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup milk

Heat oven to 325°. Grease 9-inch round cake pan with butter or baking spray. Peel and core the apples and cut into thin wedges. Combine apple slices with brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Arrange the apple slices in prepared baking pan.

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with the sugar until light and fluffy with electric mixer. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, alternating with the milk abd beating just until blended. Carefully spoon batter evenly over the apple slices (batter will be thick); gently spreading to cover. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Immediately invert the hot cake onto cake plate and let stand for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan and serve warm or let cool to room temperature. Recipe from

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Monday- Fall Crafts

Tuesday- Fall Recipes

Wednesday- Fall DIY

Thursday- Fall Decor

Friday- Fall Home Tour

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  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I love how you sliced some of the apples crosswise, this looks so pretty. I live in an apple growing area and am sure to try this!

  2. This looks divine Jennifer! Already Pinned. Yummy!

  3. Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

  4. This is as beautiful as it looks tasty. Going on my fall baking list! 🙂

    Jane xx

  5. YUMMY!!! Can’t wait to try this one after we go apple picking in the mountains of NC soon!! ~Christy

  6. I’ll definitely try this one…this weekend!

  7. jazzy apples? not heard of those either but they sure do look good in that upside down apple cake.

  8. This looks AMAZING! Fun touring with you this time, Jennifer! I’m pinning this one!!

  9. Are you kidding me? This looks delicious and it is so super easy too! So many delicious recipes on this tour! But yet another one I can’t wait to try!

  10. Oh, I can’t wait to make this – it is sure to be a hit at my house! Pinning!

  11. I often make almost the same apple cake. The only difference is I also use walnuts in the cake batter. And when I have more time, of course, I make the apples in star shapes. It looks even more attractive 🙂 My niece really loves the apples that way. Actually, this is the only way she prefers them to chocolate.

  12. Oh yum! Almost too pretty to eat! Fun being on tour with you… PINNED!

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