Sunflower seeds and coconut oil boost the nutrition profile of this simple dessert
by adding vitamin E.
The Granny Smith apples remain firm and pleasantly tart when cooked. For a sweeter apple that also holds up well when cooked, try Braeburn apples.
Caramel Apple Topping Ingredients1/2 cup Brown sugar
3 Tb Butter
2 Tb Sunflower seeds
2 Granny Smith apples
Upside Down Cake Ingredients1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2/3 cup Brown sugar
1/3 cup Coconut Oil, softened
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Milk
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 -
Pan Type ~ 9 inch round pan
Place 1/2 cup brown sugar in small bowl, cut in 3
tablespoons butter until crumbly. Stir in sunflower nuts. Press onto bottom
of prepared pan. Arrange apple slices on top. Set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Combine 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup coconut oil in mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add egg and vanilla, continue beating until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Add the flour mixture alternately with milk until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).
Spoon caramel apple cake batter over apple layer, spread evenly. Bake caramel upside down cake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes, invert onto serving plate. Serve caramel apple cake warm or cool.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!