Getting Ready For Thanksgiving

Caramel Apple Upside Down CakeCaramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients:

  • Oil or melted butter, for greasing
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Generous ¾ cup superfine sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon

Topping:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 4 apples
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch round deep cake pan with a solid bottom. For the caramel apple topping, put the butter and sugar into a heavy pan with the water and heat gently until melted, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring, until it turns to a deep golden caramel color. Pour quickly into the cake pan, tilting to cover the bottom evenly. Peel, core and thickly slice the apples, toss in the lemon juice, and spread evenly over the bottom of the cake pan. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and add the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until the mixture is smooth, then stir in the lemon rind. Spoon the mixture over the apples and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until risen and golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes, then turn out carefully onto a warmed serving plate. Serves 6

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Spice Apple Raisin Cake

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Great for breakfast or a snack

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • Generous 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Scan 1 2/3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 3 small apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. honey, warmed

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round springform cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Place butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Sift the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg into the batter and fold in gently using a metal spoon. Fold in the golden raisins. Spoon half the batter into the prepared pan and level the surface. Scatter over half the sliced apples. Spoon over the rest of the cake mixture and gently level the surface. Arrange the rest of the apple slices over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 ¼ hours until risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Brush the top with the warmed honey and let cool completely.

Serves 8-10

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

www.thasc.com