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Upside Down Apple Cake

Upside Down Apple Cake

I know it has been a long time since I updated my blog but between work and studies, I haven’t had the time. But since today is my birthday (May 6th), I baked myself an Upside Down Apple Cake. I know it’s not a traditional birthday cake but I wanted to combine my love of apples with cake. Furthermore, this Upside Down Apple Cake is meant for me to satisfy my cravings for the delicious tartness of apples.

Anyway, I came across this jar of apple butter from and thought I might use it in my baking. Usually, the most popular way to make this cake is with caramel sauce but I used the apple butter because it’s subtly sweet with hints of cinnamon and brown sugar. I’m using Braswell’s Select Apple Butter from Loblaws. I don’t find this Upside Down Apple Cake overly sweet but if you want something sweeter, just add ice cream or caramel sauce. Enjoy!


Upside Down Apple Cake

May 7, 2019
: 10
: 10 min
: 25 min
: 35 min
: Easy


  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Step 1 In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Stir together and set aside
  • Step 2 In a pan over medium heat, melt the butter, brown sugar and apple butter until mixture comes to a boil
  • Step 3 Immediately pour the apple butter mixture into a round baking pan
  • Step 4 Put sliced apples around the edges in a circular pattern. Repeat until the pan is completely covered
  • Step 5 Pour the cake batter on top of the apples. Spread until smooth
  • Step 6 Bake in oven for 25 minutes, then cool until bottom is slightly warm
  • Step 7 Place round plate on top and flip quickly
  • Step 8 Slice and serve with caramel sauce or ice cream