This recipe starts with the star of the show – APPLES! You’ll need about 1 ½ pounds of apples — or 3-4 medium sized apples. Empire or Gala are good but you can really use any kind you have on hand. Peel, core and slice the apples, then toss them in a bowl with lemon juice. The lemon juice helps keep them from turning brown. Set the apples aside.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Coat the bottom and sides of a Fiesta Square Baker (or any 9” pan) with butter. Sprinkle the bottom of the Square Baker with the ½ cup brown sugar. Then arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern in the pan on top of the brown sugar.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Then alternate flour mixture and milk until fully incorporated.
Pour batter over apples and smooth the top. Bake 45-55 minutes until set. Cool at least 30 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge of the Square Baker. Place your serving tray on top of the Square Baker and flip the dessert upside down — we used a 12” Fiesta Baking/Pizza Tray, which was the perfect size.
Fiesta Apple Spiced Upside Down Cake Recipe
- 10 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 lbs apples (or 3-4 medium apples) peeled, cored & sliced
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice seasoning
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom and sides of a 9” square or round pan with 2 Tbs of butter. Sprinkle bottom with brown sugar.
- In a mixing bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Arrange apples in a circular pattern at the bottom of the prepared pan.
- In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin seasoning. Set aside.
- With an electric mixer, beat 8 Tbs butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated. With mixer on low, alternate flour mixture and milk until fully incorporated.
- Pour batter over apples and smooth the top.
- Bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Run a knife along the edge of the pan and invert onto a serving platter. Enjoy!
Have you gone apple picking yet this fall? What types of desserts have you made so far with all your apples? We’d love to hear about your recipes and see the pictures! Please share them on social media on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #fiestabyme or comment below.