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Upside-Down Apple Coffee Cake

Upside-Down Apple Coffee Cake

A coffee cake in the most literal sense of the term, this java-infused treat is embellished with a warm apple topping.



  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup Original NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Topping

  • 1 package (12 ounces) STOUFFER'S Harvest Apples, defrosted*
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9-inch-round cake pan.
  2. For cake: Combine brown sugar, nuts, flour and butter in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle over bottom of prepared cake pan.
  3. Stir together baking mix, granulated sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  4. Combine Coffee-mate, oil, egg, water, coffee granules and vanilla extract in small bowl; stir into baking mix mixture. Pour over nut mixture in cake pan.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  7. Run knife around edge to loosen side; invert onto serving platter. Top with Apple Topping.
  8. For apple topping: Combine harvest apples, brown sugar, nuts and butter in medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until warm.

Prep Time: 25 min | Cooking Time: 30 min | Servings: 8

* Defrost harvest apples in microwave on MEDIUM (50%) power for 6 to 7 minutes.

Recipe and photo credit: Nestlé and

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