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Print This Delicious Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

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 Upside Down Cake made with Honey Crisp Apples.

Caramel Apple Topping Ingredients

1/2 cup Brown sugar
3 Tb Butter
2 Tb Sunflower seeds
2 Granny Smith apples

Upside Down Cake Ingredients

1 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 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Milk

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 40 -
Pan Type ~ 9 inch round pan
Preheat oven, grease your 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.

9 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 113 g
Calories 291
Calories from Fat 119
Total Fat 13.2g 20%
Saturated Fat 9.8g 49%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 41.0g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 23.3g
Protein 3.4g
Vitamin A 3% • Vitamin C 3% • Calcium 5% • Iron 7%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!