The Chew: Upside-Down Apple Cake Recipe

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The Chew: Upside-Down Apple Cake

The true flavor of fall can be a heated debate, but Carla Hall’s Upside-Down Apple Cake just might take the prize for your new favorite fall dessert! There’s a good chance you’ve heard of pineapple upside-down cakes, so why not use popular Autumn flavors and fresh apples to make an even tastier version? There’s no denying how much everyone loved digging into this sweet treat! You can put it together in no time in your own kitchen, and soon your friends and family will be begging for the recipe!

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The Chew: Upside-Down Apple Cake Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Upside-Down Apple Cake Recipe

Carla Hall’s Upside-Down Apple Cake is just what you need to satisfy your craving for something sweet and fresh! (wordridden / Flickr)

For the Wine-Glazed Apples:

  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 3 Honeycrisp apples – peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch 1/2 moons
  • 1/4 C ruby port wine
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Cake:

  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar – for dusting
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter – at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs – at room temperature
  • 1/3 C Greek yogurt
  • whipped cream – to serve

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The Chew: Upside-Down Apple Cake Recipe Directions

For the Wine Glazed Apples:

  1. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the butter and sugar
  2. When the sugar starts bubbling, after about 3-5 minutes, add the apples and cinnamon stick
  3. Cook for another 2-3 minutes then add the port
  4. Reduce for about 5-7 minutes, then remove from the heat
  5. Arrange the apple slices in a circle in the pan, leaving some room between them to let some of the caramel peek through
  6. Pour the glazed apples into the prepared 9-inch cake pan

For the Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9-inch cake pan lightly with butter
  3. In a large bowl, add the cinnamon, baking powder, flour, and salt, then whisk until combined
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, add the sugar and butter and mix until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes
  5. Add one egg at a time, mixing thoroughly between additions
  6. Add vanilla extract and mix
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk the sour cream and Greek yogurt, then set aside
  8. Starting and ending with the dry mix, start to slowly add the flour mixture, then the sour cream mixture, alternating
  9. Mix until just combined, then set aside
  10. Pour the cake batter over the apples
  11. Bake for 35-40 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes
  12. Carefully invert the cake onto a serving platter
  13. Serve with whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar

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