There's always an abundance of apples when it's Christmas. And, while I am ready to try my mom's apple pie again, I'm waiting for a more leisurely time to do so... definitely after the "baking storm", which means not until next week, at least!
But I am okay with trying out something else with the apples... like an apple upside-down cake... or 2 small ones...
one for us and one for my mom...
a child, apples were a great favorite. But in the years that passed,
apples became less and less of a favorite, except perhaps for my mom's
apple pie, which only made an appearance once a year... yes, at
This cake, however, is sooooo delicious that it's got me eating apples again. And I've had three slices already!
used to have a favorite recipe for upside down cake, a versatile one
for almost any fresh fruit but I couldn't find it so I went looking for
another one... out of all the cookbooks I had, I chose a recipe from
this book (image courtesy of Google images)...
The recipe is really for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake but I thought I could use apples instead of the pineapple.
Basically I followed the recipe, except...
1. I used apples, of course!
2. I used 2 smaller pans instead of 1 big pan
2. I used all the schmear in the 2 smaller pans (it's really delicious, but I might have over-done it, seriously...).
3. I sprinkled apple pie spice over the "schmear" before putting in apple slices.
By the way, I used Fuji apples... and they were still crunchy!
recipe (and hence, the cake) was absolutely spectacular! A tad bit
sweet for me but otherwise, super yummy!!! So from now on, this is my
go-to upside down cake recipe!