Apple Upside-Down Cake

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Apple Upside-Down CakeRecipe
Randy Mayor; Leigh Ann Ross
Flaxseed meal is sold in supermarkets, or you can make your own by grinding 1/3 cup flaxseed in a blender. If you don't have a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, bake the cake in a 9-inch square cake pan.
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)


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1 tablespoon dark corn syrup
2 teaspoons butter
Cooking spray
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
3 cups thinly sliced peeled Braeburn apple (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2/3 cup cake flour
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup whipped cream
Ground cinnamon (optional)


Preheat oven to 375°.

Melt corn syrup and butter in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; remove from heat. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and pecans; arrange apple slices spokelike over brown sugar mixture, working from center of skillet to edge.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar, rind, vanilla, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Add whole egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Gently fold in egg white mixture.

Spoon batter over apples. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes on a wire rack. Loosen cake from sides of pan with a knife. Place a plate upside down on top of cake. Invert cake onto plate. Cut into wedges. Serve with whipped cream. Garnish with cinnamon, if desired.

Created date

December 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 306
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 9.8 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 3.1 g
Protein 5.4 g
Carbohydrate 51.1 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 178 mg
Calcium 109 mg