Upside-down cake with caramelised apple

Turn dessert on its head.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Impress your guests with our upside-down cake with caramelised apple and dessicated coconut. The layer of fruit on the base makes a sweet topping.
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Upside-down cake with caramelised apple
  • 2 apples (400g)
  • 60 gram unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (50g) wholemeal
  • self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) low-fat milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon flaked coconut


Upside-down cake with caramelised apple
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.
  • 2
    Peel and core apples; slice into 5mm rings.
  • 3
    Melt butter in heavy-based 25cm frying pan; add brown sugar and cinnamon; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Place apple rings, overlapping slightly, on top of caramel in pan. Return to heat; cook, covered, over low heat, 2 minutes. Uncover; cook, over low heat, about 5 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, combine flour, milk and egg yolks in medium bowl.
  • 6
    Beat egg whites in small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form; gradually add caster sugar, beating until dissolved between additions. Fold egg white mixture into flour mixture, in two batches.
  • 7
    Spread mixture carefully over apple in pan. Bake, uncovered, in oven, about 12 minutes. Turn onto serving plate; serve sprinkled with coconut and, if you like, vanilla ice-cream

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