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Caramelised apple upside-down cake

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Here’s the story, my in-laws were coming over and I had approximately 30 minutes before they arrived. Usually my mind goes “Ahh, we have nothing to give them”. But I was on a roll that day, we had just had pumpkin pizza for lunch, the oven was still hot so I had this crazy idea. I had apples and a super easy cupcake recipe, so here’s what I did.

I sliced up some apples, threw on some caramel and used my easy no mixer cupcake recipe for a cake to top it off. In the oven it went. and 30 minutes later, there was this cake on the table.

Apple Upside Down Cake

1 x Quick and Easy cupcake recipe

The only change I made to this recipe was I used all baking powder instead of the mix of baking and bicarb soda, and the reason, honestly, was because I didn’t have the time to take out and use an extra ingredient. And if you’re wondering how I had softened butter on hand, I didn’t, I just have an amazing LG microwave that has a ‘soften butter’ setting.

2 apples

Core and slice apples and lay them in the bottom of a cake pan. I shouldn’t have spent so much time layering this in, it didn’t show up like I thought it would once baked.


4 tblsp sugar

In a small pan, cook sugar until it turns an even amber colour, pour onto apple slices

Mix up the cupcake recipe and spoon it over the apples and caramel. Gently smooth it over with the back of a spoon. Place in a pre heated oven at 180C for 30 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.

Slice up and enjoy this caramelised Apple Upside Down Cake on it’s own or with a dollop of cream.

By on June 25th, 2012

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