Apple Upside-Down Cake

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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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


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.