Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

A tarte tatin cake with caramelised sauce and apple slices on top.

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Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe
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Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe is a delicious cake perfect for parties to be served as a show stopper or for any gatherings and can be served with a scoop of ice cream. This recipe is easier to prepare than it appears. The tricky part is caramelising the apples in the pan and once that is done, this upside down cake is very simple and easy. You need to melt butter and sugar in a saucepan and then pour on the prepared cake pan. Then arrange the apple slices and brush with butter. Once baked for a short time, the caramelised topping will be ready, to which you need to pour the cake batter and bake.

Serve Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe along with Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream or vanilla icecream.

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Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


    For Cake Top
  • 2 Apples , sliced
  • 1/4 cup Butter (Unsalted) , (more to brush and prep)
  • 5 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1 pinch Lemon juice
  • For Cake
  • 1/3 cup Butter (Unsalted)
  • 5 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 10 grams Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Britannia Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Vivatta Maida
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • Slivered Almonds (Badam) , a handful
  • Sultana Raisins , a handful

How to make Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe

  1. To begin making Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe, prep by peeling the skin of apples. Remove the core of the apples and cut the apples to long thin slices. Squeeze pinch of lime juice on sliced apples and keep aside till called for.

  2. Grease the cake pan with butter and flour. Also preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius.

  3. To prepare the sauce, in a saucepan, add butter on low heat. When the butter melts, add sugar. The sugar melts gradually and the colour changes to brownish. Thats when you take out the caramel sauce and pour it in the prepared cake pan.

  4. Arranges sliced apples on it. You can use more apple slices if you prefer. Sprinkle a little sugar, about 1-2 tablespoons on the apples.

  5. Brush generously with melted butter. Now place the pan in oven at 180 degrees for about 7 minutes until we prepare cake batter.

Cake Batter
  1. Sieve All purpose flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and keep aside.

  2. Break two eggs carefully and separate egg white and yolk in different bowls.

  3. In another bowl whisk together sugar and butter until they are mixed properly.

  4. Now beat by adding egg yolk, vanilla extract, and cream cheese. Now add flour mixture to it and mix well.

  5. Whip egg whites separately till fluffy and stiff peaks appear and add to this mixture and fold in till combined. Finally add almonds, raisins and mix well.

Baking the upside down cake
  1. Take out the Pan from oven that has caramelised apples and sprinkle ground cinnamon on it.

  2. Pour the batter on apples and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cake turns light brown in color. When you insert a toothpick it should come out clear when done. Now remove the baked cake from oven and set aside for 5 minutes. and then invert the pan and tap to unmold the cake.

  3. Serve Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe along with Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream or vanilla icecream.

Apple Upside Down Cake Recipe is part of the Baking With Flour Contest