Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Apple Upside down Cake!

I am so thrilled and excited about this cake... it turned out as fabulous as Vardhini had posted in her blog. The moment I saw the post on her blog I had bookmarked it and wanted to try it for my bro-in-laws b'day which is today!

Being born with hearing and speech impairment, he is now going through some tough unhealthy phase in his life. I wanted to make this day special for him with all the ingredients he is allowed to eat and this cake was just perfect except for a few ingredients. Anyways, we live life just once....what is life, if we can't relish a piece of cake even on our b'day?! The cake was a big hit among all at home and vanished in no time:-)

Baking it in an oven would have made the cake rise much better and brown on top. However, am yet to equip my kitchen fully after relocation. So, had to bake it in microwave....have to say...it was super quick making the cake in microwave though I was not very pleased with the rising part.Now off to the recipe...


For topping:

2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
1 apple cored and skin peeled
1 tsp lemon juice

For cake mix:
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup cake flour( I used pilsbury)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla flavoring
- few walnuts for topping

Prep time: 20 mins               Bake time: 10 mins in microwave

Recipe Source: Zesty Palette



- In a cake pan, add the butter, brown sugar and cocoa powder given under "for topping" above. I also added a tsp of powdered white sugar, as I had powdered some extra sugar. This is not needed though.

- Heat the above in microwave for 1 to 1 -1/2 minutes until the butter is melted. Mix all the ingredients.
- Peel the apple and core it. Slice them thin and place it over the melted butter and brown sugar mix. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apples.

Cake mix:

- Beat 2 tbsp butter for a few seconds.
- Sieve the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together. Add the sieved flour to the butter and beat all together while slowly adding the milk.

- When everything comes together, add the egg whites and vanilla essence and beat the whole mix for a minute until everything turns fluffy.
- Pour this mix over the apples in the cake pan.
- Sprinkle some pieces of walnuts over the batter. While baking, these nuts will get soaked into the cake and would give a crunch while you bite into the cake:-)

- Microwave selecting the "cake" menu for 10 minutes. The time may vary from oven to oven. A toothpick or knife inserted in the center has to come out clean! At this point your cake is ready.
- Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Invert the pan on to a plate. The cake will slide on to the plate and voila.....your apple upside-down cake is ready to eat!

Sending the recipe to:

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  1. cake come out really good, yes oven is the best thing for baking cakes but still yours looks moist n tempting...Hope you n your family enjoyed n God bless Him!!

  2. Cale looks really yummy..........

  3. Cake looks moist and yummy,perfectly done

  4. Cake looks very yummy...Hope everyone enjoyed it...delicious..

  5. Yummy delicious cake....I am sure Mahesh would have loved it....will try it soon...channu

  6. Thanks all for your comments!
    @channu...yes..he liked it a lot...i was glad about that:-)!

  7. Wonderful cake hyma,bcoms more delicious with ur great affection.

  8. the cake looks simply fabulous....

  9. I was just thinking that since my family doesn't like Pineapple Upside Down cake (one of my favorites) that I should try making it with another type of fruit. I look forward to trying your recipe; it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.