Tennessee Apple Upside-Down Cake

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Oxmoor House


1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and cut into rings
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter milk
Whipped cream (optional)


Melt butter in a 9-inch cast iron skillet. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over butter in skillet. Arrange apple slices on sugar mixture. Set aside.

Combine shortening, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and molasses, creaming well. Add egg; beat well. Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Pour batter evenly over apple slices in prepared skillet. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 15 minutes, and invert onto plate. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes,

Oxmoor House

January 1983
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