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Upside-down apple and star anise cake

Apple upside down cake

Published: October 2, 2020 at 2:33 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Turning a cake into something even more special is easy when you make it upside down. Sticky apple slices and a hint of star anise in this recipe will make an easy dinner-party dessert or the best family pud

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal406
fat22.7g
carbs44.9g
fibre2.3g
protein4.2g
salt0.9g
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Try our apple upside down cake then check out our toffee apple cake, apple crumble cake, pineapple upside down cake and autumn cake ideas.

Ingredients

  • 100g butter, plus a little extra for the tin
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a large pinch ground ginger
  • a large pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • to serve whipped double cream or ice cream

APPLE TOPPING

  • 50g butter
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 2-3 whole star anise
  • 3-5 apples, cored and cut into thin slices

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Make the topping by melting the butter and caster sugar together in a pan with the star anise until the sugar has dissolved. Leave to cool a little. Pour into a buttered 20cm springform cake tin or cake tin without a loose base. Put the star anise on opposite sides of the cake. Use the apple slices to line the base of the tin, placing them in concentric circles.

  • STEP 2

    Beat the butter and muscovado sugar until it is pale and creamy, then beat in the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and eggs, along with a pinch of salt. Spoon this onto the apples and level the top.

  • STEP 3

    Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the sponge is cooked through. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out the cake carefully onto a plate. Serve with cream or ice cream.

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