Friday, November 25, 2011

Caramel Apple Upsidedown Spice Cake Recipe

My son Chad decided that we were going to experiment with his favorite dessert flavors for the holidays. You may remember his Upstate NY Cannoli post..
So this is kind of a guest post, but a joint effort together. We had alot of fun making this one together and happy to say we got great results! He loves apples and spice cake so that was the inspiration. We had already made Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Silk Pie and Pumpkin,
He wanted something with apples so here is what we came up with....
A caramel apple upside down spice cake... it was amazing! Easy to throw together and was a huge hit.
Cake
1 spice cake mix (we used duncan hines spice cake mix)
3 eggs
1 cup mayonaise
1 cup water

Caramel
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

Upsidedown topping:
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can apple pie filling

preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a 13x9 sheet pan place the stick of butter and brown sugar in the pan then into the oven to melt them together.
While the butter mixture it is making its own caramel in the oven, beat the cake mix, eggs, mayonaise and water in a mixer until thick and smooth.
Take out the pan when butter is all melted, stir mixture together. Spread out  the apple pie filling, sprinkle with cinnamon over the apples.  Pour the batter over the top of the apples and bake until the cake springs back and set in the center around 45 minutes.
After 5 minutes invert over a platter that fits the cake. Let cool. The cake holds up beautifully and doesn't stick to the pan. An amazing flavor, we were very happy with the results and diffinitely making it again! Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Lucky for us we had a beautiful sunny day out for Thanksgiving....
but didn't get to cut this one until dark... thanks for reading~
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