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Monday, October 08, 2012

Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple upside down cake is a lovely glistening slices of sweet & sticky caramelised apple sitting happily on top of a fluffy butter cake.The cake is prepared by making a caramel syrup topping that adds the buttery taste to the cake.The topping is poured in the prepared cake pan and then the apples are arranged.After bake,the cake is inverted to get the actual  pic and adds sense to the name of the recipe.The cake is very soft  & delicious with the baked apples & topping.This is the second result of the apple picking,after I successfully tried the Homemade Apple jam.I tried the cake with golden delicious apples.Do try it out & enjoy making it at home!!

for cake batter
all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
granulated sugar 1 cup
unsalted butter 1/2 cup softened
eggs 2 (yolk & whites separated)
milk 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1 tsp
baking powder 2 tsp
salt 1/4 tsp

for topping
unsalted butter 4 tbsp
light brown sugar 3/4 cup
apples(any variety) 2 peeled,sliced (1/4" thick slice)
maraschino cherries 3-4 (optional)

-Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9" cake pan with butter.Place the rack in the middle of the oven.
Prepare the topping-
In a sauce pan,heat the butter,brown sugar over medium heat until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.Continue to cook without stirring until the bubbles appear at the edges of the pan.Remove from flame and pour it into the prepared cake pan.Arrange the sliced apples and cover the centre with halved cherries with the convex end facing down the pan.
Prepare the cake batter-
-In a large bowl,whisk the flour,baking powder and salt.
-In another bowl,beat the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.Scrape down the sides and add in the vanilla extract.Add in the egg yolk one at a time,beat well.Then alternate flour with milk and combine well until incorporated.
-In another bowl,beat the egg whites (refer notes).Lightly beat it and then add a pinch of salt.Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks.

-Fold in the egg whites in the batter and make big strokes so that the air in the egg white is not deflated.
-Pour the batter on top of the arranged slices and smooth the top of the batter.
-Place it in the oven and bake for 45-55minutes.(Mine was done at 43 minutes)
-Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.Run a knife through the sides of the pan and invert the cake on the cake stand or a large size serving plate .
-Cut and serve !!

Servings ~ one 9" round cake

* Always beat the egg white in a clean grease free bowl and blades.Otherwise you may not get the right peaks.Cream of tartar can be added to egg white to stiffen the peak,however a pinch of salt can be added too.
*The same method can be used to prepare a pineapple upside down cake too,just replace the apple slices with pine apple.
* You can notice slight missing gaps of apples in between esp the center portion that's because I haven't densely packed the center,when u make it kindly pack all gaps with sliced apples.

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Srividhya Ravikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely yummy..

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice caramel top with the to have a piece.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderfully made this delicious cake Julie. Yummy.....want the try it dear.

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so yummy!!!
Nice cake!! perfect!!
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Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

Apple comes in our home, but I only make apple cinnamon shake or just eat it as a whole. I'm too eager to try this kind of upside down cake...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely fall recipe, and i love the color of baked apples :)

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Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious cake

Balvinder said... Best Blogger Tips

Apples are a great fall fruit I like your take on this cake.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Julie. This looks amazing.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks delicious

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous cake,drool worthy,love the texture

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic cake, wish to have a slice rite now.

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very moist. Sure to have tasted great! The picture says it all.

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tasty & pretty!!! YUM!!

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

I love apple desserts and would love this on my plate :)

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

was thinking about doing upside down cake for quite sometime
Cake looks so yummy.. I don't mind a slice

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

This upside down cake looks unbelievable. Great job, Ms. Julie!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious & spongy cake

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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

woah! drool drool! what a lovely dish!

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy cake with fall flavors..looks perfect n neat...

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake texture looks lovely...Nice detailed explanation and notes...I wanted to know where can we find cream of tartar...I had searched it...but never found..

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

apple cake looks delicious... yummy!!

Shylaja said... Best Blogger Tips

Cake looks super delicious

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Reshmi, cream of tartar is in the herbs & spices section (baking) in stores:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

cake looks so delicious...want to try...

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious, perfectly baked cake..

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved the topping and the cake looks so soft and crumbly

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious Julie...

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome cake julie.....

Jannet Loves to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a spongy moist cake...

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the texture...looks so moist and fluffy!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the caramel color..mouth watering cake.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

looks moist and delicious.

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

the topping look so moist and beautiful.. cake looks great.. :)
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Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

I made a peach one a few months ago but with a cornmeal cake - this one looks just as heavenly!

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that looks so teasingly yum :)
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