Stovetop Apple Upside Down Cake

Stovetop Apple Upside Down Cake

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Did you know that you can actually bake cakes without turning on the oven? Yes.. you can definitely use your stovetop. This amazingly delicious apple upside down cake is baked on a stovetop and is ready in less than 30 minutes. It is either because you don’t have an oven or you just don’t want to turn the oven on or maybe the oven is occupied with other dishes, baking the cake on stovetop can be a great choice for whenever you want to prepare a baked dessert for your loved ones.


With its caramelized apple slices on top and its soft cake, this cinnamon and lemon flavored cake is absolutely irresistible. You simply couldn’t say it is made in a frying pan on the stovetop.

The recipe is really easy and quick to prepare and you can always use other fruits like nectarines, peaches, plums or pears instead of apples. 


I recommend you to serve  this cake slightly warm with a good dollop of ice cream or whipped cream for an amazing experience.  Hope you will try this cake, and let me know if you do. Enjoy!

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  • Makes about 4 servings
  • 2 small apples (10 oz- 300g), peeled, cored
  • 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp (45g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) ground cinnamon
  • Cake batter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • zest of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup (56g) vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp (30g) plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp (6g) baking powder
  • 2/3 cup (85g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  1. First prepare the batter. In a medium mixing bowl rub sugar and lemon zest together to release oil. Add eggs and mix until creamy. Add oil and mix to combine. Add plain yogurt and vanilla extract and mix to incorporate.
  2. Add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix to combine. Set aside until you prepare the apples.
  3. Prepare the apples. Cut peeled and cored apples into ¼ inch (6mm) thick slices.
  4. Place a 9 inch (23cm) frying pan over medium heat. Add butter and let it melt.
  5. Add sugar and continue cooking until sugar is dissolved and gets a caramel color.
  6. Remove from heat and arrange apple slices on top of the caramel. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the apples.
  7. Pour the cake batter on top of the apples and place over low heat. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Invert onto a serving platter.
  9. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream on top.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving out of 4 - Calories:460, Fat:22.8g, Saturated Fat:7.4g, Carbohydrates:61.2g, Sugar:39.2g, Fiber:4.3g, Protein:5.9g, Cholesterol:98mg, Sodium 179mg 8%, Vitamin D 12mcg 60%, Calcium 101mg 8%, Iron 2mg 12%, Potassium 376mg 8%, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On March 26, 2021 at 09:11 am, Horst said...
I love this one, perfect size. 4 servings for 2 people, just right for us. :) Thanks.
On November 04, 2021 at 03:35 pm, Gail Marie said...
Hello, This stovetop Cake looks sooo good! Wondering if I can sub. the Yogurt with Sour Cream? Thank you for the video and delicious looking Recipe. Gail Marie Ranch House Recipes, Gail Marie

You can definitely substitute the yogurt with sour cream . Hope you will try this out. 

On January 01, 2022 at 04:37 pm, Delia said...
Hello, I used organic raw brown sugar and a cast iron 9in pan. When I flipped the pie, the apple slices were burned and sticked to the pan while the batter came out from the pan beautifully. The batter taste delicious even though I used a GF Italian flour because I have an allergy to gluten. It is possible to burned because of the raw brown sugar or the cast iron pan due to being to hot. Next time I will use a different pan and regular sugar maybe. I also noticed that the brown sugar after melt did not combined to the butter and it was separated from it in the pan. Please, let me know your opinion. Thank you! Your recipes are amazing delicious.

I would recommend not using a cast iron for this.. as once it gets hot it is really too much. A non stick pan would have worked wonderfully for this recipe. For a deightful caramel flavor I would recommend using regular sugar. Hope you will try it out once more:) Best, Ella

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