Cinnamon Spice Upside Down Apple Cake
Move over all other types of upside down cakes, my new cinnamon spice upside down apple cake blows them out of the water. The brown sugar, apple and spices topping is an apple caramel dream, and the cake itself is a tender crumbed, vanilla flavored apple cake that I could make and top with another icing easily.
This cake is absolutely amazing. The cake itself is freaking amazing. I am going to use it as my basic coffee cake recipe from now on. It’s light but dense enough that it holds together when you slice it. I don’t think it needs spices, but you could add cinnamon if you like. I think that we need to leave the spices to the topping – and once you try it I think you’ll agree.
The Cinnamon Spice Apple Topping – This topping had the kids (okay fine, it was actually all of us) fighting over the edges pieces. The ooey, gooey buttery brown caramel sauce soaks into the cake and turns the edges of the cake into a slightly hardened, sticky candied cake edge. The edges are the best part of the cake, not even kidding.
Sour apples don’t really work in this recipe, so Granny Smith aren’t the best here. You COULD add more sugar to combat that, but this cake was perfect as is and I used Gala apples. This recipe works the best with sweeter apples such as: Gala, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Golden Delicious.
The point to this recipe is to use up apples – I used up 5 small/medium sized apples on this recipe- that you really need to use up quickly. It’s okay if the apples are starting to shrivel a bit as long as they aren’t rotten or moldy. Simply peel them as use them, you don’t need the apples to be crisp in this recipe.
Upside Down Apple Cinnamon Topping
- 1/2 cup melted salted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 4 cups thinly sliced apples peel and core them first
Apple Cake Batter
- 1 cup butter soft & at room temp
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup grated apples peel and core them first, measure the grated apple packed into the measuring cup.