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Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake

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Fast and Easy and so Delicious, this Caramel Upside Down Apple Cake has a self making Caramel Sauce over a perfectly baked moist Apple Cake. The Best Fall Dessert.

This Upside Down Apple Cake has become a Fall favourite in our house. Pretty much anything apple is fine by us. I adore Apples. I love Fall, just so I can hear that incredible crunch when I bite into an Apple.

There’s not much you can’t make with an apple, from Apple Cookies, to Apple Cake to even Apple Sauce. Mix them with Cinnamon and brown sugar and I am hooked.

A while back I found this old Upside Down Apple Cake recipe of my Mom’s. So I thought why not give it a try. And I have been making it ever since.

This recipe is so easy and I was thrilled when I turned it over and there was a syrupy sweet Caramel Sauce that was created from the butter and brown sugar. Yummy Perfection!

1/3 cup butter (65 grams)
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) (110 grams)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 apples (peeled, cored and sliced not too thin)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons butter (75 grams)
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (112 grams)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (195 grams)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt*
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon milk (135 grams)
I use salted butter, if you use unsalted then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.


Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius). Line an 8 inch (20 cm) cake pan with parchment paper. Scrunch up the paper and then wet and ring out, shake out excess water before placing in the cake pan, although a little moisture doesn’t hurt.
In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon, then add the softened butter and combine, spread on the bottom of the prepared cake pan.
Place the sliced apples on top.
In a medium Bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
In a medium bowl beat together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Beat to combine.
Spoon batter over apple slices and spread evenly. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until toothpick come out clean. Let cool until warm. Serve with a scoop of ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

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