Twin Springs Fruit Farm

GoldRush Apple Upside Down Cake

GoldRush Apple Upside Down Cake
  • 4 Tbs. butter, softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 TSFF medium GoldRush apples, peeled* and thickly sliced
  • 8 Tbs. (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
*To peel or not to peel, that is the question! You decide.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with the 4 tablespoons of butter, using about 1 tablespoon to grease the side of the pan and the remaining 3 tablespoons to coat the base thickly.
  2. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly into the base of the pan. Arrange the apples in concentric circles over the brown sugar, overlapping the slices slightly.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the 8 tablespoons of butter and the sugar until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the side of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract, then add the sour cream and mix to incorporate.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of the mixer and then mix on low speed just until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan over the apple slices and spread the batter gently to the edge of the pan. Bake the cake until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Let the cake cool for 15 minutes inside the pan, then use a butter knife to loosen the cake from the edge of the pan. Place a large plate on top of the pan and then flip the whole thing over, turning the cake onto the plate. Let cool for another 10 minutes before slicing and serving.