Monday, 2 February 2009

Cinnamon Apple Upside Down Cake

Cinnamon Apple Upside-Down Cake


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.


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!


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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