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Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping Recipe

Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping Recipe

This cake is a favorite of mine. I love the smell of the apples and butterscotch as it is baking. It fills the house with a perfect autumn aroma. —Sabrina Haught, Spencer, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons butterscotch chips
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced peeled tart apple


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Fold in chopped apple; set aside.
  • 2. In a 7-in. ovenproof skillet, melt butter and chips with brown sugar over medium heat. Stir in sliced apple. Spread batter over apple mixture.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 290 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 249 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.