When I think comfort, apple-based desserts always seem to come to mind. I searched online for a good recipe, and Martha Stewart's Everyday Food came to my rescue once again. I enjoyed their cranberry upside-down cake so much, so I was thrilled when I found a similar recipe using apples!! Let me tell you, this cake tastes AMAZING! Not only that, it's very pretty as well. Even a novice baker like me is guaranteed to end up with something that's almost too gorgeous to slice and serve. Almost.
Comforting Apple Upside-Down Spice Cake
adapted from Everyday Food
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350. In an stand mixer, beat 1 stick softened butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar until fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1 tbs. vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Add 1.5 cups flour, 1.5 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. allspice. Combine on low until just combined. Add 1/2 cup milk and mix on low until smooth.
Step 2: Set the cake batter aside. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-inch round cake pan with 2 tbs. butter. Sprinkle 1 cup packed dark brown sugar in the bottom of the pan. Place 3 peeled and sliced Gala apples on top of the brown sugar. Sprinkle 1 tsp. cinnamon on top of the apples.
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