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Gingered Apple Upside-Down Cake

I like that this gingerbread delight is so deeply flavored and delicious. Served warm from the oven, a nice scoop of vanilla bean ice cream is definitely the icing on this cake. —Raymonde Bourgeois, Swastika, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.+ cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • BATTER:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 336 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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