Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apple Pecan Upside Down Cake

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans.  Yum!

So when I saw this recipe at I printed it off to use up some apples that I had in the refrigerator.

I took it to Prayer Meeting/Bible Study last Wednesday and everyone really liked it.  It was still warm and gooey and was absolutely delicious.  Especially, the topping.  Or would that be the bottom?

Apple Upside Down Cake

1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 large Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice the apples and toss with vanilla and cinnamon.

Melt the butter in a microwave safe move and pour into the bottom of a 9X9 baking dish.  Sprinkle brown sugar and chopped pecans on top of the melted butter.  Spread the apple mixture over the top of the brown sugar and pecans.


Beat the eggs and the sugar until creamy.  Add all of the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Pour over the apple slices and spread evenly.

Bake for 45 minutes and check for doneness.

Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then loosen the sides with a knife.  Invert cake onto a cake plate or platter.  If any of the brown sugar mixture is left in the baking dish, scrape it off and spread over the top of the cake.

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  1. Mmm, whether that's the topping or the bottom-ing, it doesn't matter to me. I want some of that gooey stickiness.

  2. this looks lovely, really. apples and nuts and cinnamon, yummmm! with some ice cream, i'm sold. thanks for posting! love it :)

  3. My dear Coletta,
    I would love to spend the day with you in your kitchen cooking. Your recipes are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  4. Another gorgeous looking recipe. You have my mouth watering... ;)
    Humble Homemaking

  5. This looks mouth watering! When I show my husband he will want me to make it! I love to bake also. Please come over and check out my apple pie

  6. This looks absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to try it myself - thanks for posting the recipe.


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