Upside-Down Butter and Caramelised Apple Cake

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Upside-Down Butter and Caramelised Apple Cake

by President

An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked usually with chopped fruits seating on the bottom of the pan, then turned over so that they form a decorative topping once the cake is inverted.

Cuisine : Baking Course : Dessert Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 25 mins Cook : 35 mins Ready in : 60 mins Serves : 4


  • 100g Sugar for Caramel
  • 4 Apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 160g All-Purpose Flour
  • 11g Baking Powder
  • 160g Unsalted President Butter (softened)
  • 1 Large Vanilla Pod (seeds only)
  • 120g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Whole Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolks


  • 200ml President Whipping Cream
  • 40g Icing Sugar


        To prepare caramel

  1. Place a small saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle a layer of sugar on the pan. Cook until golden brown and sprinkle more sugar, stirring with a spatula.

  2. Add remaining sugar and cook until the caramel turns golden brown. Pour caramel into a 22x4cm cake pan and coat the bottom well. Arrange the apple slices in pan.

    To prepare cake mixture

  3. Sift flour and baking powder together.

  4. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, vanilla seeds and sugar. Add eggs and egg yolks and whisk well. Stir in the flour to form a smooth batter and pour over the apples in cake pan.

    To bake

  5. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Place the cake pan in the centre of the oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until cooked. Cool in the pan and unmould onto a plate.

    To prepare Chantilly

  6. Combine cream and icing sugar. Whisk with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Pipe onto cake before serving.

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