Apple Honey Upside-Down Cake

Oxmoor House
one 9 - inch cake


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2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch rings
4 maraschino cherries, drained and halved
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Whipped cream (optional)


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 9 - inch cast - iron skillet. Spread brown sugar evenly over butter, and arrange apple rings on top of sugar. Place a cherry half in the center of each apple ring. Set aside.

Cream 1/2 cup butter and honey, beating until smooth. Add egg; mix well.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine flour, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition.

Spoon batter evenly over apple rings in skillet. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes, and carefully invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

Created date

February 2010