Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

A moist, fluffy, sweet caramel apple upside-down cake is simple but delicious.  It’s also the perfect treat to make on a cold winter weekend. Some things in life need little explaining; this is one of them. My preference for cake over pie is no secret. But this is a nice mix of the two. Sweet, crisp apples baked into rich caramel–right there I’m sold.  A true caramel-coated apple on a stick is probably one of my favorite childhood treats.

My dad would take us skiing in Colorado every year.  The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was a place we would go for treats after a long day on the mountain.  Everyone in my family got chocolate, but I religiously went for the caramel apples.  They did not disappoint.  At 45 I’m still a sucker for caramel apples.  I make them once a year in the fall and my younger son and I devour them instantly.

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So this recipe with caramel and apples seemed fitting, for the season and me.  This is not my recipe however, it is a Betty Crocker recipe. Some of you may be shocked, but don’t be, great recipes come from all over. I love this recipe but most of all its simplicity. I have adapted the original recipe only slightly as I often do.

This caramel apple upside-down cake is easy, straightforward, and delicious if you’re in the market for a tasty cake. With the right balance of sweet and tart, moist and fluffy, I think this cake will please almost anyone who likes sweets.  This was a big hit with my husband, a man who prefers pie for breakfast.  Either for dessert or a breakfast treat on the weekends, this cake is a keeper.

caramel apple upside-down cake

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

2 thoughts on "Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake"

  1. Avatar photo Sara Leslie says:

    Made this for the second time and it was an even bigger hit! I was careful not to over-bake (I think I did that last time) and took it out right when the toothpick was barely clean. Delicious!!

    1. I love hearing this Sara. So sad to not be with your family over the holiday but I am honored you made my cake. Happy New Year to your whole wonderful family!

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