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4.84 from 6 votes

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple upside down cake recipe, caramel apple upside down cake, gluten free caramel apple upside down cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 715kcal
Author: Chandice


  • 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.


Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 1.7mg