Apple Upside-Down Cake

I am always looking for recipes that my children will like and I really struck gold with this one. The rustic appearance of the cake, the apples on top seemed to really fascinate them and I could barely hold them back. For us adults I served with a nice vanilla ice cream and a caramel sauce. Overall this was a wonderful full flavored light and fluffy cake that I am sure i will be making again very soon.

Apple Upside-Down Cake


  • 2 medium Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced into circles
  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Wash apples, peel if used as in the photo, take time and thoroughly washed. You can also peel and cut into slices. I cut 1/4 inch.
    3. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
    4. In the bottom of the pan pour the melted butter. Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg. 1/4 cup brown sugar
    5. Arrange the apple slices in a decorative pattern in the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
    6. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and the remaining cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
    7. Stir in the milk, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and egg, being careful not to over mix.
    8. Pour the batter into the cake pan, on top of the apple slices.
    9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
    10. Invert the hot cake onto a platter or cake plate and let stand for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan and scrape up any fruit slices clinging to the pan and arrange them over the cake.
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