Caramel-Apple Upside-Down Cake

Give pineapple upside-down cake a makeover with apples and a sweet caramel sauce.

Give pineapple upside-down cake a makeover with apples and a sweet caramel sauce.



Ingredients
Topping
  • cup butter or margarine
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • medium apples, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

Cake
  • cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup butter or margarine, softened
  • eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • cup milk
  • Whipped Cream
  • cup whipping cream
  • tablespoons granulated sugar

Steps
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom and sides of 8- or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into pan; spread evenly. Arrange apple wedges over brown sugar mixture, overlapping tightly and making 2 layers if necessary.
  3. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Spread batter over apple wedges in brown sugar mixture.