To say I enjoy apples is putting it lightly. I really appreciate their savory flavor, variety and the versatility is amazing. Not only are they a quick snack that is nutritious but you can use them in cooking, baking and lets not forget the warm comfort of drinking them.
So as I am fully enjoying my favorite time of year and all that Autumn brings I find it fun to also find ways to use one of my favorite fruit, and in this season when apples are so plentiful the opportunities to enjoy them are endless. Not only was I looking for a way to use some of my apples up but I also wanted something sweet but not to bad for you.
My mom had given me a good recipe “Applesauce Citrus Cake” from a great cookbook “The Daniel Plan” but I wanted to change it up. This is a good recipe on its own but I wanted a nice topping for my cake but not icing.
Todays recipe is a union of a recipe from my mom and what I enjoy from a upside down cake. I am not a big fan of icing but I can’t help but like the melted butter brown sugar on top of a pineapple upside down cake. I use this in a lot of my cakes but my favorite is defiantly apple.
Yes, there are the best apples for baking but I had Fuji because they are a nice apple to eat fresh but they do bake well and plus they hold their shape nicely when baked. In the recipe below feel free to use whatever apple you have on hand or feel is best for you and I am sure the cake will still be very good.
Upside Down Applesauce Cake:
2 1/2 cups of Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg (or Mace)
A pinch of salt
2 cups of Applesauce
2/3 cups of Organic raw Honey (or Agave works in a pinch)
1/2 cup of melted Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2/3 cup chopped Walnuts
For the Topping
1/2 -2/3 cup of Butter melted
1 -1 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
1 medium Apple pealed and sliced
Mix all the dry ingredients
After all ingredient’s are mixed well pour on top of apples.
Bake in a preheated oven at 325 for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven when cake is done then flip the cake upside down onto a plate removing the baking dish, let cool. Cake is best the first day but does keep for up to 2 if you can keep it around that long.