Warm Caramel Apple Cake

Serve this yummy apple upside-down cake warm from the oven. It's all made easier with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Vanilla Cake Mix.

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Warm Caramel Apple Cake

Serve this yummy apple upside-down cake warm from the oven. It's all made easier with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Vanilla Cake Mix.

  • 1hr 10min Total Time
  • 12 Servings

Ingredients

Cake

  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 225g brown sugar
  • 40g pecans, chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 3 apples (200g), peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 3 extra large eggs

To Serve

  • 4 tablespoons ready-made caramel sauce, warmed

Instructions Hide Images

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan-forced ovens).

Put the butter, cream and sugar in a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Simmer for 1 minute then pour into the base of a 33 cm x 22 cm rectangular cake pan. Scatter over the chopped pecans and top with the apple slices.

Mix the cake mix and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl, add the butter, milk, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 2 minutes (do not eat batter as it contains raw eggs). Spoon the mixture over the apples and gently level the surface with a spatula.

Place in the oven and bake for 41-44 minutes until golden, risen and just firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the pan for 10 minutes then loosen the sides of the cake from the pan with a palette knife.

Invert the cake onto a heatproof serving platter. Leave the pan on the cake for 1 minute to allow the caramel to drizzle over the cake then remove the pan.

Serve warm, cut into pieces, each one topped with a small spoonful of vanilla frosting, chopped pecans and a drizzle of caramel topping.

Expert Tips

Add 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg to the cake mix along with the cinnamon.

Replace the apples with 3 peeled, cored and thinly sliced pears and add a teaspoon of almond extract to the cake mix instead of the ground cinnamon for a change of flavor.

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