Tennessee Apple Upside-Down Cake

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  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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