Here is a recipe and instructions I found on a site called Cooktop Cove. I used the Fuji apples I picked a few weeks ago and they floated to the top, so it would have looked much nicer not to flip the cake upside down. In any case, it tasted good and the missionaries devoured it! (A double recipe filled a 9×13 pan.)
Here’s the recipe:
Only a few ingredients are needed to create this insanely delicious post-dinner treat, which is packed with candied pecans and tart granny smith apples, all served with a deliciously moist spiced cake that can be prepared in under 10 minutes! This might all sound too good to be true, but we guarantee, this recipe is one that is sure to play a recurring role on the family dinner table!
Upside down spiced apple cake
Preparation Time: 10 min
Total Time: 50 min
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 granny smith apples, quartered and sliced
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup salted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 small pinch (1/8) teaspoon nutmeg
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease the bottoms and the sides of your 11×7 casserole dish. Place the pecans into the bottom of the casserole dish and sprinkle two tablespoons of brown sugar on top. Place the pecans into the oven and let them bake for 10 minutes.
2. While the pecans are toasting, take a medium-sized bowl and quickly blend the eggs, butter, granulated sugar, flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Peel and cut your apples into slices and set aside (sprinkle with some lemon juice, so the apple wedges don’t go brown).
3. Remove the pecans from the oven and place the sliced apples over the top, trying your best to create an even layer. Sprinkle the two leftover tablespoons of brown sugar over the apples and pour the batter over the top. Place into the oven for 35 minutes, or until the cake is springy to the touch.
4. Once cooked, carefully flip the cake over onto a dish and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Pro tip: Make sure that the entire casserole dish is well-greased with butter to ensure that you are able to flip the cake over without issue. Use a butter knife to loosen the edges before flipping.
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