Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Turn your world upside-down with our yummy Apple Upside-Down Cake! Sweet and cinnamon packed apples make this cake so delicious.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings


  • 6 apples
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and peel 4 apples. Slice into wedges.
  • Place the butter in a 9-inch cake pan. Place in oven until melted. Sprinkle the brown sugar in the butter and stir to combine. Arrange the apples in the pan and bake until bubbly, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Peel remaining apples and grate. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon. Add in the grated apples, milk, butter, egg, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Spoon over the apples and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edges and invert to a serving platter. Cool 20 minutes and serve warm.


We like to use Golden Delicious apples for this recipe.
Spoon any topping that falls out back onto the top of the cake.

Perfect Pairing

Love sweets? Try out our Easy Pear Kolache.
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