Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake


Pineapple, move aside! Our new favorite upside-down cake is this one. We enjoy it because it tastes like a spice cake coupled with a caramel apple.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 35 minutes



  • 2 apples
  • 3/4 c. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c milk



  1. Grease a 9″ round cake pan with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt should all be melted over medium heat in a small pot. 2 minutes of cooking or until just slightly thickened.
  2. Apples are arranged on top of caramel sauce in the prepared skillet.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a sizable bowl.
  4. Use a hand mixer to soften the butter and sugars in a different big bowl. After adding vanilla, add the eggs one at a time. Mix just till blended after adding half of the dry components to the wet ones. Pour the milk in, then stir it in completely. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients until barely mixed before adding.
  5. Bake for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Pour batter over apples. Before slicing, let the cake cool completely on the cooling rack after 15 minutes in the pan.


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