Insanely easy upside down apple cake.
With an abundance of honey crisp apples in my pantry, I wanted to make a fun, decadent apple cake to celebrate fall, our 25th anniversary and Bill’s birthday however this cake will not last. The cake is NOT overly sweet but the apples bring that aspect. It’s super easy to make and cooks up in no time… & it whips together in one bowl. I opted to top the finished product off with an apple compote and some vegan ice cream because why not!
2 peeled apples (medium sized) thinly sliced (should be about 1 cup of apples or so) I used honey crisp
2 tbl or so of coconut sugar
1 3/4 cup of all purpose organic flour
1 tbl of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
1 and 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tbl of your choice of oil melted (walnut, coconut, olive or avocado would be perfect)
1 flax egg (1 tbl flax meal mixed in 3 tbl of hot water – mix and allow to sit for 5 to 6 minutes)
1 -4 ounce container of vegan (I used vanilla camomile) Cocojune coconut yogurt
1/2 cup of maple syrup
7 tbl of vegan milk
2 tsp of vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a 9×9 square pan and sprinkle the base of the pan with a dusting of coconut sugar. Slice your apples and lay them out on the bottom of the pan atop the coconut sugar. Set that aside.
Into a large mixing bowl add all of your dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Then add your wet ingredients and blend until just combined. Spoon the batter atop the apples carefully. The batter is going to be a bit thicker and not runny at all. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes then flip it out of the pan. The apples will be perfectly caramelized and beautiful. Allow to cool prior to slicing.
If you wish to make an easy apple compote this is the recipe I made:
2 apples, chopped into smaller cubes (peeled)
2 tbl of vegan butter
2 tsp ground ceylon cinnamon
1 tbl of maple syrup
In a sauce pan heat over medium flame, add your butter and stir til melted. Then add the remaining ingredients and stir. Cook over low heat (reducing the flame) for about 12 minutes or until the apples are tender.
Hope you enjoy this seasonal favorite! ~xx
— Knead to Cook