Autumn Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe Is a Slice of Heaven by Ann Marie Patitucci

Autumn Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe Is a Slice of Heaven

Who doesn't love fall apple season? My family enjoys apple pie and apple crisp in the fall and throughout the year. I thought I’d switch things up and look for apple upside-down cake recipes. After looking at several, I put together this variation of Wegmans apple upside-down cake with my own touches.

I especially like the inclusion of pecans and cinnamon in this apple cake recipe. Note that this recipe does not include a boxed cake mix, as some do. This is a delicious classic dessert, but I recommend it for breakfast, too! For dessert, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 60 to 65 minutes
Total Time: 75 to 80 minutes
Servings: 8


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Recipe Notes

  • Try making this cake with my homemade two-ingredient vanilla extract.
  • Store the cake in an airtight container.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Add brown sugar to the bottom.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over brown sugar and sprinkle with 1/4 cup toasted pecans. Arrange apple slices, rounded-side down, over sugar/pecan mixture.
  3. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Set aside.
  4. Using a mixer with whisk attachment, combine eggs and granulated sugar. Whip on high until thick and light. Fold in vanilla and yogurt, then add flour mixture. Gently add remaining pecans until evenly mixed. Add a dash of ground cinnamon. The mixture should resemble pancake batter.
  5. With a spatula, spread the batter over apples. Place cake pan on baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean. Let set about 5 minutes before turning out onto a serving plate. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 482

Total Fat: 16.7g

Saturated Fat: 8.8g

Cholesterol: 99mg

Sodium: 221mg

Total Carbohydrate: 72.1g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Total Sugars: 50g

Protein: 13.8g

Vitamin D: 14mcg

Calcium: 137mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 265mg

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Donna John
This looks absolutely delicious, Ann Marie Patitucci ! Love apple cakes.
I’m fall-ing in love with this recipe. 😍
Apple season in the fall is so fun and filled with yummy recipes!
Elisa Schmitz
This is a winner for those who need some fall baking therapy, like me!!

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