Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Caramelized Apple Upside-Down Cake

A moist cake and caramelized apples - yummy!

-Shar's Kitchen newsletter/ad, slightly modified

2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Toss apples with lemon juice, vanilla, and spices and set aside.

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. butter rum oil (I used some imitation rum extract)
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped

In a 10" cast iron skillet melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat add butter rum oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar and then pecans. Arrange apples over the top of the brown sugar. Set aside.

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.  shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups pastry flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg

In a medium bowl with the hand mixer cream together the butter, shortening, and granulated sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add milk, sour cream, and vanilla, beat just until blended. in a separate bowl combine  flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Add to the butter mixture beat until just blended. Spread the batter over the apples in the skillet.

Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes then run a knife along the edge of the cake to loosen. Invert cake onto a serving plate.

1 comment:

Ryan and Lori said...

5 extra points for plating and pictures! This looks delicious!