Monday, 2 February 2009

Cinnamon Apple Upside Down Cake

Cinnamon Apple Upside-Down Cake



Ingredients:

cake batter:

½ cup butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups self-raising flour
½ cup milk


to line the cake tin:

1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 teaspoons cinnamon (heaped)
1/2 cup light brown sugar

2 to 4 firm-fleshed apples (any will do I used pink lady apples)



Preheat the oven at 300 F

In a large bowl cream the butter and the sugar together.

Add half of the self-raising flour, then half of the milk and the vanilla.

Add the eggs one at a time.


Add the remainder of the flour followed by the remaining milk and beat till well blended.

Spread the softened butter in a 13x9x2" sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar.

Pare, quarter, and slice the apples thin. Spread in an over-lapping layer on the bottom of the baking dish .

Pour the cake mixture over the apples.

The batter will be thick and may need to be smoothed on top with a knife.

Bake at 300° to 325° F. for 45 minutes. Until the cake is golden brown on top and springy to the touch.

Leave on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Loosen the sides of the cake with a knife , Cover the cake with a large serving dish or baking tray and turn it out carefully, upside down.

Best served warm or cold with custard, cream, or vanilla ice cream.

Cook's notes: I have made variations of the recipe several times, starting on this post here, which is probably a more amusing read than this one. the most important thing is that you make sure the cake is cooked through (you can cover it with tinfoil to cook for a longer time if its a big cake tin. And that you turn the cake over soon after taking it out of the oven or the cake will adhere to the pan and make a horrible mess, I know. I have split the cake into two smaller tins and stacked them together with a layer of whipped cream as an alternative birthday cake for M.

7 comments:

Scrapiana said...

Thanks for that recipe - looks delicious! Will see if I can persuade my uncooperative oven (it burns all my efforts) to allow one cake through the net.

Vonnie said...

Lovely recipe Apryl - I'll try that later! :D

Frizbe said...

I may have to visit your house soon, just in case there is any left!

Paper Lady Invites said...

MMmmmmm! Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to try it out!

-chelsey

juanitatortilla said...

Oh wow. I just bought a springform baking pan, so I think this upside down cake deserves to be its first try!!!

Kitty Ballistic said...

Sorry, I appear to have got drool on your blog.

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