Upside-Down Apple-Spice Cake



10 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes
Cool: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Fat 3.7 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Protein 2.9 g
Carbohydrate 35.7 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Fiber 0.9 g
Calcium 38 mg


Cooking spray
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 small Golden Delicious apple, peeled and thinly sliced
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/4 cup apple butter
2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%)


Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter in pan. Quickly tilt pan in all directions so butter covers pan with a thin film. Sprinkle butter with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Arrange apple slices spoke-like over brown sugar. Set aside.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Beat softened butter, apple butter, and 2/3 cup brown sugar in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg, vanilla, and buttermilk; beat well. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Spread batter over apples.

Bake at 350° for 23 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Place a plate upside down on top of cake pan; invert cake onto plate. Serve warm.