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Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake

 Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake
"I like unusual desserts like this one," says Mavis Diment of Marcus, Iowa. "Judging from the condition of my recipe card, this must be very good - a messy, well-worn card shows I've made this cake countless times."
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spiced apple rings
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • Drain the apple rings, reserving 1 tablespoon syrup; set apple rings
  • aside. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in brown
  • sugar and reserved syrup until smooth. Spread evenly in a greased
  • 9-in. round baking pan; sprinkle with almonds. Top with apple rings;
  • set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg, milk, vanilla and remaining butter.
  • Combine flour, sugar and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture
  • until well blended.
  • Spoon over apple rings. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Serve

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Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with whipped cream if desired.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 465 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 88 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.