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Apple Upside Down Cake

You are going to love making this caramel apple upside down cake this Fall. It's like having two desserts in one—soft cake with cinnamon and caramelized apples. When you flip it over, the juices from the topping go into the cake, making it really tasty and moist. And the best part is, you don't need fancy decorations because the garnish is baked right into the cake!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Upside Down Apple Cake
Servings: 9 servings
Author: Jill


Caramel Topping:

Spice Cake:


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9in a springform pan with parchment paper.
  • Line the springform pan on the outside with foil to avoid leakage from the caramel mixture.
  • Place on a cookie sheet.

Caramel Sauce:

  • Using a pot, combine the butter and brown sugar and whisk until melted.
  • Continue to cook while stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  • Whisk in the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the mixture into the springform pan.
  • Place the apple slices in a decorative form into the caramel sauce. Set aside.

Spice Cake:

  • Using a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until combined and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined and the batter is smooth.
  • Beat in the milk until combined and smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the springform pan and smooth evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove and allow to cool on the counter for a few minutes.
  • Carefully remove the springform from the pan.
  • Place the cake onto a serving plate and remove the cake pan from the cake.
  • Enjoy!