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Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake, by , is from The Dillard Family and Friends Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Land O' Lakes
Added: Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Topping Ingredients:

cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons sunflower nuts
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced

Cake Ingredients:

1 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
cup milk

Heat oven to 350 F. Place cup brown sugar in small bowl; cut in 3 tablespoons butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sunflower nuts. Press onto bottom of greased 9-inch round cake pan. Arrange apple slices on top. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

Combine 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup butter in another medium bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until smooth. Add flour mixture alternately with milk until well mixed.

Spoon batter over apple layer; spread evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool.




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