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Toffee apple upside-down cake

Toffee apple upside-down cake

With a flavour reminiscent of the French classic tart tatin, this cake is made with a ring of tart apples arranged on a layer of caramel, then covered with the batter.

After baking, the cake is turned out while still hot so that the caramelized apples are on the top with the moist cake underneath.

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Last modified on: December 4th 2016

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
39 min.1 hour 7 min.1 hour 46 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #1 Use a spring form tin if possible and lay a sheet of cooking parchment in the bottom to stop the caramel sticking too much.

Note: if you use a non-stick mould, this still helps, but otherwise it is essential for turning out the cooked cake.
Stage 2
5 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #2 Put into a food-mixer bowl: 3 eggs, 150 g flour, 150 g butter, 140 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.
Stage 3
5 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #3 Beat until evenly mixed.

Set aside at room temperature.
Stage 4
2 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #4 Pour 150 g caster sugar and 4 tablespoons water into a small saucepan and put on high heat.
Stage 5
7 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #5 Cook the sugar to the light caramel stage.
Stage 6
2 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #6 Take the saucepan off the heat and add 30 g liquid cream while beating with a whisk. Do be careful as the hot caramel might well spit as you add the cold cream.
Stage 7
1 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #7 Pour the caramel onto the paper circle in the tin.
Stage 8
1 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #8 Spread evenly over the whole surface.

Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
Stage 9
12 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #9 Peel 1 kg apple, cut into quarters and remove the core (slice again if the apples are large). Arrange the apple quarters in rings on top of the caramel.
Stage 10
3 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #10 Spread the cake mixture evenly over the apples.
Stage 11
1 hour
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #11 Bake for 50 minutes to one hour.
Stage 12
3 min.
Toffee apple upside-down cake : Photo of step #12 Turn the cake out as soon as it comes out of the oven (before the caramel has time to cool and stick to the tin).

This cake can be eaten warm or cold, as you prefer.

Remarks

It is important to use fairly tart apples (Bramley, Cox's, reinette, boskoop...) to contrast with the sweetness of the caramel and cake mixture.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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