Fresh Apple Upside Down Cake
1/2 Cup Butter ( 1 Stick )
2 cups Brown Sugar Packed
5 Medium size Apples washed peeled and sliced about ½ inch thick slices ( about 4 Cups )
In medium sauce pan melt butter and add sugar on medium high heat. Stirring constantly until mixture starts to bubble and sugar is dissolved. This will take about a minute to minute and a half. Remove from heat and pour into a buttered 9×13 inch baking pan. ( I use a glass baking pan, it seems to work much better). Lay sliced apples on top of sugar butter mixture, placing them very close together. The apples I used made 3 rows the full length of the pan. Set aside and let cool while you make the cake batter.
1 1/2 Cups All-purpose Gluten Free Flour with xanthan gum already added ( I used Better Batter)
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 1/2 Cups White Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter Softened ( 1 Stick)
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
3/4 Cup Milk
4 Large Eggs Beaten
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350*
In large mixing bowl whisk together all dry ingredients. Then fold in butter, yogurt, milk beaten eggs, and vanilla. Mix with electric mixer on high until well blended. (Note: batter will not be completely smooth, the yogurt likes to stay a little lumpy, but that is what it’s supposed to do) When mixed, pour batter over apples in pan and bake for 48-50 minutes. When almost done the sugar will smell like it is about to burn, but don’t panic. This is just the sugar caramelizing. When cake is set in the center, remove pan and let cool about 10 minuets. Then slide a knife around the edges of cake and invert onto cookie sheet or serving platter. Slowly lift cake pan up and remove, letting sugar bottom, topping fall onto apples. Enjoy!
Please note: If you use a cake mix in this and try to bake at a higher heat with a shorter baking time, the apples will not get done.