This Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe from Hazel Sheehan is a perfect dessert for a family dinner. Easy to make and a twist on the classic apple tart, this dessert will be a winner.
– 150g self-raising flour
– 75g ground almonds
– 1/2tsp baking powder
– 125g caster sugar
– 180g soft butter
– 125g light brown sugar, extra for sprinkling
– 2 large eggs
– 125ml buttermilk
1. Preheat your oven to 350F/180C or Gas mark 4. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment and the bottom of your spring form pan with tin foil.
2. Sift your flour and baking powder together.
3. In your frying pan, cook the brown sugar over a medium heat, until the sugar melts and turns a deep amber colour. This should take about 10 minutes.
4. Remove from the heat and immediately add 60g of the butter stirring vigorously.
5. Pour the caramelised sugar into the bottom of your cake pan and spread it out so it evenly coats the bottom.
6. Arrange the apples in a circular fashion, overlapping as needed. Sprinkle the top of the apples with the brown sugar.
7. Over a low heat melt the rest of the butter in a small pan until it turns brown and smells nutty. Beat the caster sugar and eggs until smooth. Add the buttermilk and gradually add the flour, beating on low until just blended together. Fold through the melted butter.
8. Spoon the batter over the apple wedges and place the pan on the baking sheet if you haven’t already done so.
9. Bake on the middle shelf for 40-45 minutes until golden brown on top and a skewer inserted in the centre, comes out clear.
10. Cool the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, before running a knife around the edges.
11. Pop the side of your spring form pan open.
12. Invert the cake onto your serving plate and allow to cool.
13. Serve garnished with a lightly sweetened whipped cream and enjoy!
Hazel is a self confessed eater of cake for breakfast filled with light-hearted whimsy who likes immerse herself in the sweeter side of life. She is a self taught, hobby baker and frosting fanatic with a passion for everyday baking. She likes to create content that does not cost the earth or requires convoluted know-how or equipment. Indulging in a passion to bake, when she should be doing everything else, Hazel is always dreaming in sugar or of her next cake, bake or make.
Visit Hazel’s blog: www.procrastibake.ie