Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Apple season is here! And I can’t wait to get my hands on making (and sharing) classics such as apple turnovers and apple pies. But today I’m sharing a really great apple dessert that may not be a classic yet to many of you. Apple upside down cake. This cake is delicate and moist, with tender apples in a wonderful caramel. It is simply delicious warm from the oven, and you can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Cake base adapted from

Caramel adapted from

Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe
This cake has tender apples in a wonderful caramel sauce. So moist and delicious and perfect for fall!
Serves: 8
  • For the topping:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced (mine were fairly tart)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • For the cake:
  • ½ cup butter, room temp
  • Heaping ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk, room temp
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Topping:
  3. Pour melted butter into a 9 in springform pan, making sure it covers the bottom of the pan well, and run the butter around the sides of the pan to grease it.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter.
  5. Toss the apples in cinnamon and nutmeg and spread evenly over the butter mixture, pressing them in.
  6. Cake:
  7. Beat butter and sugar in medium sized bowl until well combined and fluffy.
  8. Add eggs, beating them in one at a time until combined.
  9. Beat in vanilla extract.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  11. Alternate adding flour and milk to creamed mixture, starting and ending with flour. To avoid overmixing, do this part with a spatula.
  12. Pour cake batter into springform pan, spreading evenly over apple layer.
  13. Bake in preheated oven for 35-37 minutes until lightly golden brown and
  14. toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don't overbake.
  15. Let cool for 10-15 minutes in cake pan then flip unto your serving platter. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
To warm eggs to room temp quickly, place them in warm water for 5-10 minutes.
I put my milk in the microwave for a couple seconds (10-15 sec or so, do NOT let it get too hot)


  1. Rosalin at

    This cake is truly delicious! Perfect for fall!

    1. at

      Thank you! I think so too.:)

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