Fall in a cake

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May 11, 2018

Looking for a fall food to make? Craving something sweet? This caramel apple upside-down cake could be a good fix. This fun recipe only takes 35 minutes total to make and I would highly suggest trying it out.



Flour: 1 ½ cups

Sugar: ⅓ cup

Baking powder: 1 tbsp

Eggs: 2

Oil: ⅓ cup

Milk: ⅓ cup

Vanilla: 1 TBS

Butter: 2 TBS

Caramel: 1 cup Smucker’s

Apples: 2


Instructions: First mix your flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla all in one bowl; then, set it aside for later.

Next, on a medium-high setting, simmer the butter and caramel together in a saucepan. This step will take no more than 5 minutes.

After this, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

While you wait for it to preheat, peel two apples and cut them into thin slices.

In a cake pan, pour the caramel mixture into the bottom and let it level out. You can lightly tap the pan onto the countertop to help this. Then, cover the caramel in the bottom of the pan in apple slices. Next, add the flour mixture on top.

Bake for 25 minutes or until risen.

After cooling for 2-3 minutes, carefully flip the cake over onto a plate. The caramel that was once on the bottom will now be the sauce topping your cake, therefore making it an “upside down cake.” After trying it, I can truly say that it tasted like fall in a cake.

Leah Peters, 12, said, “It tastes like a caramel apple in a cake.”

The cake itself is much better warm than it is cold; however, it can be eaten either way. It is very tasty and only took about 35 minutes to make altogether. Four out of five stars, very yummy.