- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
- 2 large apples, peeled and cut into 1/8-in. slices
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- Preheat oven to 375°. Place butter in a 9-in. round baking pan; heat in oven until melted. Tilt pan to coat bottom and sides. Sprinkle brown sugar and ginger onto bottom of pan. Arrange apple slices in circles over brown sugar mixture.
- For batter, in a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Spoon over apples.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Gingered Apple Upside-Down Cake
"I prepared this recipe for the first time and made 2 cakes! I could not find crystalized ginger, so I bought & used freeze-dried diced ginger! I used 1/2 tsp. salt in the dry ingredients and baked 30 minutes on the 2nd cake! The first cake, I'd overbaked and the top was burnt. I was able to cut the top away and turn the cake upside down-the cake was salvaged! I did turn out of pan as soon as the cake was done-that way, the apple mixture wouldn't stick to pan! This recipe is really unique and I love that it's so simple to prepare! Thank you for sharing, Raymonde Bourgeois!"
"to save on so much salt - use unsalted butters! or use the salted butters and then omit the 1/4 t of salt from the batter?"
"Loved it. The crystallized ginger made it stand out. I think maybe next time (yes, I plan on a next time) I'll add some to the batter also."
"Very tasty served warm with vanilla ice cream. I love using crystallized ginger in recipes but I also added cinnamon to the apples."
"Delicious! I made it for company and didn't know how they felt about ginger, so I substituted it with cinnamon. Everyone enjoyed it!"