Upside-Down Spiced Apple Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #33364

September 19, 2019

"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated and does include 20 minutes standing time."

Original is 8-10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (222.1 g)
  • Calories 537.7
  • Total Fat - 27.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 388.3 mg
  • Sodium - 154.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 41.7 g
  • Protein - 15.4 g
  • Calcium - 94 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Grease a 22cm round cake pan and line base and side with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above pan edge.

Step 2

To make topping, pour butter over base of prepared pan and sprinkle with sugar.

Step 3

Cut apples into 7mm thick slices and arrange slices, slightly overlapping, in a single layer over base of pan.

Step 4

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy and then beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined.

Step 5

Transfer to a large bowl and add milk and combined sifted flour, cinnamon and mixed spice, in two batches, stirring until combined and then spoon over apples in pan and smooth over top.

Step 6

Cook in a moderately slow oven (160C0 for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

Step 7

Stand in pan for 20 minutes and then invert on to a serving plate.

Step 8

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over apple topping and serve warm or cold with custard and ice-cream.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


We enjoyed this simple to make (not to sweet) cake. For the mixed spice I used pie spice. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(10 Sep 2020)


Wow, great cake Pat. We loved it, amazing flavor and excellent texture. It was quick and easy to make. This is a do over at our house. Thank you for sharing this lovely treat. Sorry no photo this time, but I will make sure to get one next time. We had company and it was gone before I could take a photo.


review by:
(8 Dec 2019)

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