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Apple Upside Down Cake


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Apple Upside Down Cake

Serves 8 as Dessert.

This is more like an apple "brownie." It's baked in a cast-iron skillet lined with sliced apples, then flipped out of the pan bottom up. Of course, you can bake it in a baking pan too.

  • 3 Tart apples (granny smith), peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced 1/8 in thick
  • 3 T Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs (or scant 1/2 cup egg substitute)
  • 1 c Canola or Safflower or Rapeseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 T melted butter or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray an 8” oven-proof skillet (I use cast-iron) with Pam and dust with about 1/3 of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Toss sliced apples with salt and 2 tsp cinnamon sugar. Spread a layer of apples in tbe bottom of the prepared skillet, overlapping neatly.

Beat eggs, 3/4 C sugar, and vanilla until creamy; stir in applesauce or melted butter. Sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder and fold into mixture. Fold in remaining apples and walnuts. Pour batter over apples in pan and dust top with remaining cinnamon sugar.

Bake 45 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes in skillet. Run a knife around the rim of the skillet and invert onto a plate. Serve warm (with ice cream).

Keywords: Dessert, Easy, Cake

( RG1699 )

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise. --- Henry David Thoreau
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