Apple Upside Down Cake

Next time you find yourself faced with a basket of apples that you know you won’t eat but hate to throw away, go for this recipe. I have the original recipe in one of Jamie Oliver’s magazines, but I didn’t precisely follow it. I changed a little. This is what I did.

Ingredients (serves 10):

For the cake
– 1 stick butter (100g)
– 1.5 cups icing sugar/caster sugar
– 3 eggs beaten with 2 Tbsp milk
– 1.5 cups flour, sifted
– 1 tsp vanilla
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 50 grams flaked almonds

For the apple sauce
– 1 stick butter (100g)
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 3 apples peeled and cut into wings

First make the sauce by melting the butter in a pan. After it completely melts, add the brown sugar and stir well until foam appears on the sides. Pour into your cake tin to cover the base and they lay the apple slices all over the base. Set aside.

The cake: Preheat the oven to 350F. Cream together the butter and icing sugar. Add the beaten eggs and beat everything well for under a minute with an electric mixer. This needs to be silky cream and it’s tricky to achieve that without an electric mixer. Now fold in the dry ingredients and beat again until the batter becomes a beautiful and creamy yellow color. Do not over beat. Finally, add the almonds. Stir with a spatula and then pour your cake mix over the apple sauce. Bake your cake for 30 minutes or a little less. Check on it with a wooden skewer at 25 minutes. The cake will turn golden and it will smell like a sweet surprise! Let the cake cool for a few minutes and then turn it upside down with the plate you’re using.

A perfect cake for a friends gathering. It serves up to 12 friends.
Don’t fight over the caramelized crust!


6 thoughts on “Apple Upside Down Cake

  1. Amanda says:

    Wow – that looks a-mazing! This is what I want to make for our arabic cooking lesson. كعكة التفاح؟ I have no idea how to say upside down. :)

  2. Karen says:

    Layal!!! This is my absolute favorite cake!!! I make it with pineapple slices instead of apples!! It’s sooooo good, you can also throw in some pecans if you want….I love your blog, and going through it with excitement!

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