Apple Upside Down Cake

apple upside-down cake
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 63 mins
  • Prep: 18 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
449 Calories
23g Fat
60g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 449
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 3g
Calcium 170mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Apple upside down cake with cinnamon and apples and brown sugar and butter.

This apple upside-down cake is a delicious cake to make for a special weekend snack or make it for your holiday dinner dessert and serve with ice cream.


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk or cream
  • 2 cups sliced apples
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Mix together 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons evaporated milk or cream; spread in bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan.

  3. Arrange sliced apples on the brown sugar mixture.

  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cream shortening with sugar; beat in the egg then add sifted ingredients alternately with 1/2 cup milk and the vanilla extract.

  5. Pour batter over apples. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the cake is done.

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