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Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
"I like unusual desserts like this one," says Mavis Diment of Marcus, Iowa. "Judging from the condition of my recipe card, this must be very good - a messy, well-worn card shows I've made this cake countless times."


  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spiced apple rings
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. Drain the apple rings, reserving 1 tablespoon syrup; set apple rings aside. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in brown sugar and reserved syrup until smooth. Spread evenly in a greased 9-in. round baking pan; sprinkle with almonds. Top with apple rings; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, vanilla and remaining butter. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture until well blended.
  3. Spoon over apple rings. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 465 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (71g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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