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Apple Upside-Down Cake

 Apple Upside-Down Cake
Topped with walnuts and caramelized tart apple slices, this cake is both easy and dazzling. It never fails to make tasters say, “wow!”—Linda Wetsch, Mandan, North Dakota
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • CAKE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon apple brandy or rum, optional

Directions

  • Pour butter into an ungreased 9-in. round baking pan; sprinkle with
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar. Arrange apples in a single layer over brown
  • sugar; layer with walnuts and remaining brown sugar.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the
  • flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to the
  • creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and sour cream, beating

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Apple Upside-Down Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • well after each addition. Beat in brandy if desired.
  • Spoon batter over brown sugar layer. Bake at 350° for 30-35
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  • Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 444 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.