Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread Recipe
Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Lynn Miller


Serves 8

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 330
Fat 12 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 53 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 234 mg


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 wedges each
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup hot water


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF; grease an 8-inch round cake pan. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 Tbsp. butter. Add apple wedges; sprinkle with brown sugar. Sauté 5 minutes, until softened. Pour liquid into cake pan and arrange apple wedges in a single layer.

2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Beat 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. Beat in 1/3 of flour mixture and hot water until smooth; repeat twice. Pour batter into pan; spread evenly over apples.

3. Bake for about 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around pan edge to loosen, then invert cake onto a serving plate. Let cool to room temperature before serving.