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A slice of apple cake on a white plate
Apple Upside Down Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Apple Upside Down Cake with a hint of cinnamon, a delicious Autumn dessert made with a few simple ingredients. The apple are tender just melting in the mouth, and the sponge is light and has a delicate vanilla flavour. Quick, easy, a big winner every single time!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: autumn desserts
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 6 medium apples
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 100 g butter, soften + more to grease the tin
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 25 g cold butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  1. Peel, core and chop the apples in smaller chunks.

  2. Melt the cold butter in a sauce pan, add the chopped apples together with the brown sugar, cinnamon and half a cup of water.

  3. Leave to cook for 3-4 minutes until the apples are slightly tender, and the liquid is evaporated.

  4. Butter a cake tin (non-detachable walls) well with butter, and arrange the apples in a single layer.

  5. In a food processor, add the flour, granulated sugar, soften butter, baking power, bicarb of soda, vanilla extract and milk.

  6. Blitz well until you get a smooth paste.

  7. Pour the batter over the apples, and bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  8. Run a sharp knife around the edges of the cake, place a large plate on top, and turn the cake upside down in a swift move.

  9. Leave to cool before slicing.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Apple Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 474IU9%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.