Monday, March 2, 2015

Maple-Cinnamon Apple Upside Down Cake

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We were expecting to have a rainy weekend, instead we had a sunny one, and it started to rain on Monday!

Let me serenade you, with my best Linda Carpenter singing voice:

 "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down!"

What a better way to pick things up a bit, then to turn the oven on and get baking in the kitchen!
One of my husband's favorite cakes is the Pineapple Upside down cake. So here I am wanting to do something different. Here's the twist, I used apples instead of pineapple.
It took the usual Pineapple Upside down cake to a whole new level.

What better way to warm up a cold rainy day, then an Maple-Cinnamon Apple Upside down cake! I used Gala apples instead of Green, because I like things a little sweeter, and Green apples are just too tart for me.

2 medium apples, peeled, cut into 1/4 inch wedges
1 Tbls. lemon juice
4 Tbls. butter
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 Tbls. pure vanilla extract
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup whole milk
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat the bottom and sides of  9-inch road cake pan with butter and line with parchment paper.

2. Peel 2 apples and slice into 1/4 inch wedges. Arrange slices in bottom of pan. Sprinkle 1 Tbls. lemon juice over the apple slices.

3. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Pour 1/2 a cup of syrup mixture over apple slices. Reserve the remaining for later. 

4. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup butter, until well combined, and fluffy. Scrape the bowl down with rubber spatula. Beat in eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides after each egg. Add vanilla. 

5. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.

6. Gradually add flour mixture to flour, sugar, egg mixture. Add milk slowly. Mix until smooth.

7. Drop the batter by large spoonfuls over apple slices, and spread batter until even.

8. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until the top, until toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Cool cake for 10-15 minutes. Once cool, run a knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Invert cake upside down on plate, and top with remaining maple-cinnamon sauce.

9. Garnish with whipped or ice cream. 

Taking this to these parties:


  1. This looks delicious. Pinning to remind myself to try this.

  2. wow, it looks really yummy! I love all apple + cinnamon desserts :) I'm pinning this post and sharing it on my social media! love it! visiting from Lou Lou Girls Link up!

  3. I pinned it too lol It looks delicious!


  4. This looks like a perfect dessert for a cold rainy day! Thank you so much for sharing on VMGs Brag About It link party!

  5. I'd like to make this cake this week! I have some apples that need to be used. Looks scrumptious! Stopping by from Lou Lou Girls Fabulous party.

  6. Oh mannn, this looks super decadent. Mouth is watering! Stopping by from the Bajan Texan... would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello :) x

  7. You're fun to party with! Love this scrumptious dessert.

  8. Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Apples and cinnamon are the perfect combination!

  9. Popping in my the Funtastic Friday Party - Pinned this to My Love of Cinnamon Apple board. Looks delish! Can't wait to try it.

  10. This sounds like one delicious cake!

  11. This looks delicious, thanks for sharing you upside down cake on the Oh My Heartsie Girl Friday Feature this week. Hope you enjoy your day!!

  12. This is a beautiful Cake, I can't wait to taste it, I plan on making it this week. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I'm loving this! Beautiful cake. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

  14. I'm liking your variation on the usual pineapple upside down cake! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

  15. Hi Christine! Just popping by from What to do Weekends to let you know that we are Featuring your yummy version of this Upside down cake!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Feel free to pop by and grab a feature button! Happy Friday!

  16. This looks so good. Double Yum! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday and sharing with us. Hope to see you again this week.

  17. Your recipe looks so good, so glad we could feature it on OMHGWWthis week!!!
    Hope you have a great week!

  18. You. Have. The. Best. Recipes. Ever. Yum! So fun to co-host with you at # OMHGWW and see what deliciousness you have next.

  19. That just looks like down-home yumminess! Glad to be back co-hosting #OMHGWW with you and the gals!


  20. looks super delicious..I never cook one before..not the upside down cake :)