Monday, November 7, 2016

Caramel Apple Upside down cake

This cake is sweet and moist. My version is gluten free and dairy free.  

Ingredients

Topping

1/4 cup  margarine
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 14oz can of fried apples

Cake

1 1/3 cups gluten free baking mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup almond milk 

Whipped Cream

1 cup coconut cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Steps

1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom and sides of 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup margarine  over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into pan; spread evenly. Arrange apple wedges over brown sugar mixture, overlapping tightly.

3 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup vegetable oil with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with almond milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Spread batter over apple wedges in brown sugar mixture.

4 Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat coconut cream on high speed until it begins to thicken. Gradually add 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.


5 Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm cake with whipped cream. Store cake loosely covered.