Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

  • Author: Chandice
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake
  • Category: sweet treats
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american


You guys are going to love this caramel apple upside down cake! It is a cake that is great on its own or served al a mode.


2 1/4 C Kodiak Cakes gluten-free baking and flapjacks mix (or gluten-free all-purpose flour)
1 1/4 C sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. xanthan gum
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 C whole or 2% milk
1/2 C butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
2/3 C brown sugar
2 small apples cut into 1/4 inch slices

1 C brown sugar

1/2 C butter

2 T heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all dry ingredients together in a stand mixer
Add in sugar and 1/2 C butter and mix well
Beat in eggs then milk and vanilla
Meanwhile spray a 9 inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray
Place 1/2 C butter into the bottom of the pan then sprinkle with 2/3 brown sugar evenly
Place sliced apples in concentric circles on top of the brown sugar and press them down
Pour the cake over apples
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out crumby but clean

Meanwhile, bring 1/2 C butter, 1 C brown sugar and 2 T cream to a boil while whisking constantly

Drizzle over cooled cake


I recommend using really good quality butter like Kerrygold since it is a big star in this recipe.

Any apple variety works but I like sweet red ones. Feel free to leave the apple skins right on in the cake as well.

Keywords: cake, apple, upside down cake