Apple Upside Down Cake
I love autumn and its rich harvest of fruits and vegetables. I really enjoy going to the local market nearby every morning and buy fresh and appetizing products. I always end up buying a little from everything as all look soo good. Apples are in season now and it happens that I ran over some delicious and succulent ones that were just perfect for this cake.
- Makes about 10 servings
- 4-5 apples
- 50 g (1/4 cup) +1 tbsp butter
- 7 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 75 g about 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- Grated peel of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 11 tbsp flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter a 10-inch(26 cm) round cake pan.
- Peel apples and sprinkle lemon juice over them. Cut them into wedges,remove the core and slice.
- Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add 5 tbsp of sugar and cook until sugar dissolves and mixture turns golden brown. Pour the mixture in the prepared pan and arrange the apple slices. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of sugar and add 1 tbsp of butter cut in small pieces over the apples. Cook in the oven until you prepare the batter for the cake.
- While the apples are in the oven prepare the cake batter. Separate egg whites from the egg yolks. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well mixed. Beat in the egg yolks, sour cream, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
- Whip egg whites until very stiff and firm. Fold them into the butter mixture.
- Remove the apples from the oven and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Pour the batter over the apples and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and let it stand for about 5 minutes.Then run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the sides of the pan and invert the cake onto a cake plate.
- Can be served as it is or with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!