Apple Upside-Down Cake


This apple upside-down cake is a wonderful twist on an old favorite. Will have your mouth watering as it bakes, because it smells as good as it tastes! Large and tasty enough for family gatherings, potlucks, parties, etc.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 10x15-inch cake


  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • 5 medium apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened apple juice

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cover the bottom of a 10x15-inch baking pan with brown sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Layer apple slices on top.

  3. Place flour, apple juice, white sugar, butter, eggs, milk, remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until completely smooth, 5 to 10 minutes; the longer you mix, the fluffier the cake will be.

  4. Pour batter over apples in the baking pan, making sure they are evenly covered.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Place a large serving dish over the cake and carefully flip over.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

534 Calories
18g Fat
89g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 534
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 613mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 219mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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