I like to think of all sweets containing fruits as tarts… but this recipe can also be called: Whole Wheat Upside Down Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce…
This recipe was really fun to make!
I looked through many recipes and tried to adapt them to my taste and my fear of butter.
The Apples and The Sauce
4 apples (peeled, the core removed and cut into paper thin slices)
2 tbs butter
1/4 cup water
1 tbs cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tbs vanilla extract
1/4 tbs almond extract
1/3 tbs pink salt
Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and keep on slow heat until smooth and slightly thickened.
Grease a 9” cake pan with butter, pour 1/3 of the sauce in the pan and spread it.
Arrange the apple slices over the sauce and add the rest of the sauce on top of them.
The Cake Dough
2 tbs melted butter
2 tbs sunflower oil (any vegetable oil)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
the zest from a lemon
1 1/2 cup sifted whole wheat flour
2 tbs baking powder
Crack the eggs in a large bowl, add the sugar, the vanilla extract and the lemon zest.
Use a mixer to beat them together until the eggs get foamy.
Add the milk and mix well.
Add the butter and the oil.
Mix the baking powder into the flour.
Start incorporating the flour (using the mixer) in small quantities into the mixture.
Put the dough over the apples.
Bake it at 325F for 40-45 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if is baked.
(stick the toothpick into the dough , if it’s clean when you remove it, the cake is ready)
Let it cool for 10 minutes.
Place a large plate on top of the cake pan and carefully flip the cake into the plate.
Serve it with vanilla icecream and whip cream.
- Caramel Apple Coffee Cake (foodandeverythingelse.wordpress.com)