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Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake (R.R 2.5)

We continue this series of rolling recipes by picking up on cornmeal, the main ingredient in the last recipe in this series. Tis Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake is moist, flavourful and a perfect dessert for the cool Fall weather. Apple picking season is coming to a close and there’s more varieties than ever that can be found at your local grocer. What better way to use up those apples, and the extra cornmeal in your pantry than to pair it together to make a delicious ย dense cake.

You will need:

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

4 medium apples, peeled and sliced

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup honey

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup whole milk

9 inch cake pan well greased and the bottom lined wit parchment paper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit

1) In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter and 1/2 of white sugar over medium heat.

apple cake butter sugar

2) Stir the carmel often. After approx. 5 minutes it will begin to brown

3) Add the sliced apples to the caramel and cover for 5 minutes.

apple cake apples in pot

4) Remove lid and continue to simmer the apples for another 10 minutes or until the caramel begins to thicken

apple cake apples before covering

apple cake apples after covering

5) Pour the apples into the greased cake pan

apple cake apples in cake pan

6) In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder

7)In a large mixing bowl, add the cornmeal and boiling water. Mix lightly. Add eggs, vanilla, and honey. Mix well.

8) Add milk and flour mixture, alternating additions in 1/3’s.

9) Pour mixture over apple caramel

10) Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

11) Remove from oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes before carefully inverting the cake onto cake plate

apple cake finished square apple cake finished side angle apple cake finished long shot

7 comments on “Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake (R.R 2.5)

  1. That other cook...
    October 31, 2013

    that looks so perfect, beautiful pics as well!

    • simplystrikingblog
      October 31, 2013

      Thank you so much. I am getting better behind the camera, lots of practice ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Elizabeth P. @ Being MVP
    November 2, 2013

    Yum!!!! Love the pics ๐Ÿ˜‰ #SITSSharefest

  3. Akaleistar
    November 3, 2013

    It looks delicious!

    • simplystrikingblog
      November 3, 2013

      Thank you very much! It is delicious and unlike cornbread, it remains very moist thanks to the honey and butter.

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