Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apples bring a flavor twist to this popular dessert recipe served over ice cream.

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Makes:
9 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Cool:
25 mins
Bake:
55 mins 350°F
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Apple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients
1/3
cup butter, cut up
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
6
very small red cooking apples (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb.), halved, stems removed, cored
1 1/3
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3
cup milk
1
egg
1
teaspoon vanilla
 
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place 1/3 cup butter in a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Place in oven 5 minutes or until butter melts. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter; stir. Arrange 9 apple halves in mixture, cut sides down. Bake in oven 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Meanwhile, peel remaining apples. Coarsely shred; set aside. In bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon. Add shredded apple, milk, 1/4 cup butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on low until combined; beat on medium 1 minute. Spoon over apples, spread evenly (apple may be exposed; some butter may come to surface).
  3. Bake 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges; invert onto platter. Spoon any topping in pan over top. Cool 20 minutes; serve with ice cream. Makes 9 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Apple Upside-Down Cake)
    Per serving:
  • 313 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 56 mg chol.,
  • 157 mg sodium,
  • 47 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 30 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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