Apple Upside-Down Cake

  • crosscourt Posted: 10/20/10
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    Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out as advertised. Is very good

  • carolfitz Posted: 10/10/10
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    Turned out well, though it took much longer for the sugar to brown and also about five minutes more for the cake to finish baking. Served warm with a small bit of Hagen-Dazs vanilla bean.

  • chuaapa Posted: 11/03/10
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    followed recipe exactly. after 10 minutes, gave up waiting for melted sugar to turn brown and continued with recipe. result was "pale" and lacked flavor so I sprinkled cinnamon on top which helped a lot. The taste was good as well as texture but unappetizing to the eye. I brought cake into office and people were unwilling to try. Appearances make a difference. Solid recipe with need for added flavor. Getting the sugar to carmelize is key to making this dessert pretty enough to eat.

  • JenRaj Posted: 09/28/10
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    Bummer.I followed exactly and it didn't cook in the middle or look like the pic. The picture shows very thin apple slices, yet the directions say 1/4 inch, which is pretty thick. The carmel was too much which didn't help it cook in the center. Will only make again if I use less carmel and thinner apples.

  • GritsinNH Posted: 10/16/10
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    Wish I had read the reviews first and known to cook the sugar longer - 5 minutes was not enough, but since I was already past 4 I was nervous. Also didn't feel like washing the beaters, so I didn't do yolks and whites separately - I just beat 2 eggs in - that didn't have too much of a negative effect. Everyone said it was good, though I was hoping from more caramel color/flavor. Next time I'll know.

  • Kathy611 Posted: 11/13/10
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    Followed the recipe to a tee, except for cooking of the sugar. I must have cooked the sugar at least 10 min. and still not that caramelized. Decided to go ahead and proceed making the cake. After it was baked, it was not brown on top. Cake didn't have much flavor. After eating it the second day, I ended up throwing it away. Will never make again!

  • liz581 Posted: 10/06/10
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    My husband and I both thought that it was good, but not great. I had to cook the caramel a few minutes longer than the recipe called for, and had to up the baking time 10 minutes because it was undercooked, as others said. But, the final product was moist. Tasted great with a bit of Turkey Hill apple dumpling ice cream.

  • MBranstetter Posted: 10/19/10
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    I also had to cook the sugar/syrup longer to get the golden color. I was expecting more flavor from this cake, given the ingredients, but it was bland. The cake was moist and everything turned out the way it was supposed to, but both my husband and I were disappointed with the flavor. I bake very often and this is not a recipe I will use again. The end result didn't justify the time spent preparing this cake. Very blah.

  • LauraLeigh8 Posted: 10/03/10
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    I made this cake this afternoon and it turned out beautifully. It was light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness. I served it topped with cinnamon whipped cream and everyone loved it. My sister said it tasted like an awesome strawberry shortcake but with apples instead of strawberries.

  • Gwendoline Posted: 10/22/10
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    I brought this cake to small group and got rave reviews. I was happy with it and will make it again. As suggested in previous reviews, I cooked and sugar/apple mixture longer, and cut the apple slices thinner than 1/4 inch. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the cake batter to add flavor- would recommend those additions. Also, I was running short on time and cooked it at 400 for 25 minutes, and it cooked all the way through, but the apples were still a little too raw and some of the carmel stuck to the pan. I will cook it per the instructed cook times next time to (hopefully)remedy these two problems.

  • DonnaW2500 Posted: 10/05/10
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    Made this cake yesterday. Served it after dinner last night. It was delicious. My husband gave it 5 stars. I would definitely make it for company.

  • KristinJM Posted: 09/26/10
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    The flavor was OK, but it just wasn't anything special. The cake was moist, which is why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. I followed the recipe to a tee, even cooked slightly longer, and the top (bottom in the pan) of the cake was not brown and carmelized like the picture. Definitely a disappointment.

  • ohreeds Posted: 09/26/10
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    I did tweak the recipe a bit. I mixed about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon with the apple slices before placing on the bottom of the pan. Another 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in the batter (before egg whites added) and a little over 1/2 cup of diced apples. I will definately make this again.

  • neferkatie Posted: 10/08/10
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    I adore this cake. It's a lot of work (for me; I'm not much of a baker and have to do everything by hand!) but still completely worth it. I've made it twice now, and it's flawless.

  • sauertea Posted: 11/01/10
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    The syrup took a long time to turn golden. I thought it was bland and kind of doughy.

  • lwrn1112 Posted: 10/12/10
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    This was the worse cake I ever made. The top was very sugary and the cake itself was lousy.

  • jlmurack Posted: 11/11/10
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    I just made it. It was amazing. Just be careful working with caramel..it stuck to my finger and burned me!

  • julescooks Posted: 10/24/11
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    I was hesitant to make this because of the reviews, but I'm glad I did because my family really liked it. After reading the reviews, I made sure the syrup was browned before I put it in the pan (took over 10 minutes). I sliced the apples thin so they would cook easier. To make sure the apples cooked well, I went ahead and put the apples and syrup into the preheated oven while I made the cake batter. I added a smidgen of cinnamon to the cake for more flavor. I pulled the pan out of the oven, added the completed batter and cooked it for 35 minutes. It came out beautifully browned. My family really enjoyed it!

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