For the love of apples

I admit it, I have a weakness for apples. To me, apples are not just a seasonal treat. With the huge assortment of exotic and delectable fruits to be had, I love the simple, ordinary apple. You are likely to see many dishes with apple as the featured fruit here. I hope you enjoy this one. The recipe was originally for pineapple and a banana cake with pecans. I used apples, applesauce cake and walnuts instead. Apples are rich in dietary fiber and contain good quantities of vitamin C and beta-carotene. Apples also contain important flavonoids: quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2.  These compounds help protect the body from the effects of free radicals and they are a good source of B-complex vitamins. You just can’t go wrong with apples.

Apple Upside-down and Right-side-up Cake

Adapted from The American Heart Association Low-fat & Luscious Desserts

Upside-down ingrediants

1 Tbs light corn syrup

1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 peeled, cored and sliced apples

The Cake

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup skim milk

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

1 Tbs. canola oil

Right-side-up ingredients

1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, uncooked

2 Tbs chopped walnuts

2 Tbs light brown sugar

2 Tbs butter or margarine

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. For the upside down layer, drizzle corn syrup over bottom of pan; sprinkle with brown sugar. Arrange apple slices on brown sugar.

 Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add remaining cake ingredients and stir until combined. Pour this over the apples.

To minimize clean up, I combined the right-side-up ingredients in the same bowl as the cake. Use a fork to incorporate the butter or margarine into the oatmeal mixture.

Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake onto a plate and let cool for 30 minutes. Serve either side up!

The first piece

Serves 10. Each slice contains 248 calories, 3 grams of protein, 48 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of fat.

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3 thoughts on “For the love of apples”

  1. I made your “apple upside-down rightside-up cake” for my family last night and all 4 generations told me to hang on to the recipe because they absolutely loved it.

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