Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake


Happy New Year 🙂

Special day calls for a special dessert. Caramelized Apple Upside down cake is a perfect dessert for welcoming a new year:-)

Recently I had Pineapple upside down cake and was so tempted to the try it in home. Since I didn’t have pineapple, I thought of using apple for my cake. When I searched for the recipe I found upside down cake recipe in “Laura in the kitchen” channel. Followed her recipe with few changes


For the caramel:

Light brown sugar – 1/3 cup

Butter – 4 tbsp

Cinnamon powder – 1/8 tsp

Apple – 2,  peeled, cored, thinly sliced

For the cake:

All-purpose flour – 1 cup + 1/3 cup

Apple – 1/4 cup, peeled, cored, finely chopped

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Nutmeg powder – 1/8 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Brown sugar – 1 cup

Butter – 1/2 cup, melted in room temperatures

Eggs – 2

Vanilla extract – 1/2 tsp

Milk – 1/3 cup



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Add parchement paper to the  baking tray and grease it with butter/cooking spray. In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat until melted. Add the brown sugar. Bring it to a boil and remove from heat. Pour into the bottom of the greased pan. Arrange the apples circularly over the brown sugar mixture

apple upside down cake

  • Seive flour, baking powder and salt 2-3 times and keep aside.In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat till mixture becomes pale. Add milk and mix well

apple upside down cake1

  • Add flour in small portions and gently mix without beating heavily. Add chopped apples and transfer the batter over apple layer; spread evenly

apple upside down cake2


  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes and invert gently. Run knife along the edges of the cake and flip upside down on a pan


My Notes:

  • Instead of apple, pineapple, peaches and any firm fruits can be used
  • Few drops of lemon juice can be added to prevent Chopped apple from turning brown when kept for a long time
  • Instead of baking them in a cake pan, can also bake them in muffin tray for individual serving
  • Cake tastes great with whipped cream. Beat whipping cream on high until soft peaks start to form, and add sugar
  • Self  raising flour can be used instead of all purpose flour and baking powder
  • Wheat flour can be used instead of all purpose flour

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60 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

  1. apsara January 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM Reply

    Fabulous way to start the new year, Vidya. Cake looks healthy and delish. Wish you a prosperous year ahead with more success in blogging!

  2. Chandrika Shubham January 5, 2015 at 9:10 AM Reply

    Looks yummy. I have tried with the pineapple pieces. Happy 2015! 🙂

  3. derekthezenchef January 4, 2015 at 10:23 AM Reply

    Hi Vidya, I somehow became busy with all of the hustle of study and life (playing a lot of chess recently!) and have not visited for a while, but I really do like this latest post for its adaptive idea and I also like your notes at the bottom, very helpful.
    Over Chrismas break, I had a terrible failure with a new pizza stone that got washed (by someone!) in soap, big mistake! When we used it next, it filled the kitchen with plastic smelling smoke… Alas, that pizza stone is toast, I trow. However, I have been trying my hand at tom kha soup with some success, so I am happy about that.
    By the way, what is your thought on reviving a pizza stone that has been tainted with soap?

  4. Elizabeth Melton Parsons January 4, 2015 at 6:03 AM Reply

    This looks so delicious! I have not made an upside down cake in years, but I’m going to try this version. Thank you. 🙂

  5. platedujour January 3, 2015 at 3:10 PM Reply

    This cake looks absolutely delicious 🙂 Happy New Year- really all the best you can only think of- I hope it will come true for you xx

  6. jpeggytaylor January 3, 2015 at 1:16 PM Reply

    Delicious-looking cake! We enjoy cooking with fruit – I’m sure we may try this recipe 🙂

  7. JayanthiSindhiya January 3, 2015 at 8:39 AM Reply

    Lovely cake,looks so gorgeous

  8. Corina January 3, 2015 at 1:44 AM Reply

    apple and cinnamon – yum! I would so be tempted to make this if I wasn’t trying to hard to lose weight this year!

  9. radhikasethi January 2, 2015 at 5:50 AM Reply

    Please pass me a slice dear! 😀
    Happy new year ! 😀

  10. Chitra Jagadish January 2, 2015 at 3:49 AM Reply

    Wow looks and sounds delicious V… yummm…

  11. Elaine @ foodbod January 2, 2015 at 1:58 AM Reply

    Wow! Looks fab!!! Happy New Year x

  12. lapetitepaniere January 1, 2015 at 10:41 PM Reply

    Happy New Year and the Cake looks gorgeous 🙂

  13. Maggie January 1, 2015 at 10:11 PM Reply

    I like the idea of this in a muffin tray. A friend and I are going to do some cooking and baking together and this may be a good choice for us – I’m the cook, she’s the baker and we are going to join forces! This sounds amazing and not too difficult for me under her tutelage!

    • Traditionally Modern Food January 2, 2015 at 10:19 PM Reply

      I am glad you like it:-) hope you and your friend have a great time baking this cake.. Happy cooking

  14. MyKabulKitchen January 1, 2015 at 7:08 PM Reply

    My family loves this cake as it does not have any buttercream which they for some reason are too unfamiliar with and have never grown to like it, I have never made it at home so thank you for sharing 🙂

  15. coconutcraze January 1, 2015 at 5:28 PM Reply

    Greeting the New Year with a tasty cake! I like it! Warm wishes for 2015 and expecting loads of posts!

  16. sarahjmir January 1, 2015 at 3:17 PM Reply

    this cake looks incredibly moist and delicious! happy new year!

  17. whatjessicabakednext January 1, 2015 at 1:18 PM Reply

    Upside down cakes are my most favourite! Love the caramel apple flavour, looks amazing!

  18. srividhya January 1, 2015 at 11:31 AM Reply

    Great cake 🙂 Looks great

  19. Loretta January 1, 2015 at 8:56 AM Reply

    Gorgeous, I make something very similar – the juices from all the fruit and syrup are amazing aren’t they? Happy New Year!

  20. sindhoooo January 1, 2015 at 7:27 AM Reply

    Happy new year to you too Vidya 🙂 May the new year bring you lot of happiness… 🙂
    The cake looks yummy!

  21. skd January 1, 2015 at 6:02 AM Reply

    Yumm…yummm…yummilicious 😀

  22. Bikramjit January 1, 2015 at 2:58 AM Reply


  23. Bhavikk shah January 1, 2015 at 2:36 AM Reply

    Hello Maam,
    Firstly wishing you and your Family A Very Happy New Year !! 🙂
    & being a foodie and a food lover I am always in search of such blogs and I hopped in to ur fantastic blog, its superb..
    I have bought apples and will tell my mumma to make one for me (off course it contains eggs but i know she must be having something to substitute it with Banana or yogurt)…
    Anyways going through the eggless cake too !!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing maam
    Have a wonderful day Ahead
    Bhavikk Shah

  24. Shobha January 1, 2015 at 2:14 AM Reply

    Healthy & a perfect new year recipe………….happy new year to you.

  25. minuraman January 1, 2015 at 12:51 AM Reply

    Happy New Year. Nice cake!

  26. Jueseppi B. December 31, 2014 at 10:49 PM Reply

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

  27. Aruna Panangipally December 31, 2014 at 9:24 PM Reply

    A great way to start the new year. Happy New ayear. May you be blessed with the best life has to offer. 🙂

  28. apuginthekitchen December 31, 2014 at 8:55 PM Reply

    Yum!!! Happy New Year.

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