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.



Recipe Summary

20 mins
45 mins
20 mins
1 hr 25 mins
1 10x15-inch cake


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

534 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 88.5g 29% DV; fat 17.8g 27% DV; cholesterol 103.5mg 35% DV; sodium 613mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
What a nice cake to make for a crowd! It has a nice strong cinnamon flavor (which I might lessen that next time, because it was too strong for some), a bright apple flavor (I used McIntosh apples), and it looks beautiful too! I was concerned about the baking pan called for, however. A 10x15 for me is a jelly roll pan, which only has 1" sides. I only used 2/3 of the cake batter on top of the apples, and that filled the pan. (I was able to put the rest of the cake batter in an 8x8 and baked for 20 minutes for a nice additional cake as well.) So if you have a 10x15" pan with higher sides than 1", I would most definitely use it. Even with using only 2/3 of the batter, my cake was perfectly baked in 45 minutes. Thank you for the recipe, this cake was very much enjoyed! Read More