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Spiced Apple Upside-Down Cake


  • 1 (14 ounce) jar spiced apple rings
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Drain apple rings, reserving 1 tablespoon syrup; set apple rings aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter; add brown sugar and reserved syrup.
  3. Spread evenly in a greased 8-inch round baking pan; sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Top with apple rings; set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, beat egg, milk, vanilla extract and remaining butter.
  6. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder; add to egg mixture and mix well.
  7. Spoon over apple rings.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  10. Run a knife around the edge of pan; invert cake onto a serving plate. Let cool.
  11. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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