Apple and Cinnamon Cake

    50 minutes

    In many regards this is similar to an upside down cake but rather than the typical pineapple it is a combination of apples, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Base
    • 60g butter
    • 1/3 cup (50g) brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 12 pecan halfs
    • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 100g butter
    • 1 cup (230g) packed brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup (180ml) water
    • 1 cup (100g) pecans, chopped

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Base In a 23cm cake tin melt the butter. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon. Arrange twelve pecan halves, then the apple wedges (as you would for a pineapple upside-down cake).
    3. Cake In a small bowl mix the flour, bicarb soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
    4. In a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in water. Add flour mixture and combine. Add nuts and combine.
    5. Spread batter evenly over apples and bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes then turn out onto a plate.

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    A good cake that's not overly sweet. I did make my batter a little differently though. Milk instead of water, baking powder in lieu of soda, two eggs, vanilla extract and more apples. I placed my sugar, cinnamon and butter mixture into a sauce pan and stirring constantly, I brought it to a boil. I then proceeded with the rest of the recipe. This cake is not only yummy for dessert, but it also makes a nice breakfast. Thanks Glenda!  -  03 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I would give this a 5 star rating except I had the same problem with it that my fellow bakers had....It was not done after specified time. I baked mine for 50 minutes and it turned out perfect. I really needed this cake to turn out good because I made another apple cake off of this site and it was horrid. So that was my husbands first impression of apple cake. once this was ready to eat he loved it, I loved it. I have made this twice. Just make sure you let it cool long enough before turning it over or the apples will stick to the bottom of the pan. Other than the cook time this was a fabulous recipe.  -  13 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This apple recipe was quite good. I thought it would taste more caramel-like, but I thought it taste more like apple pie. I left out the pecans, since I'm not a fan of nuts. I would make it again. My dinner company enjoyed it.  -  04 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)