Upside Down Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake

Upside Down Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake is like giant cinnamon roll, only better having cream cheese filling and ooey-gooey homemade caramel sauce and fresh apples on top. Serve it up for breakfast or brunch, or simply as a dessert or snack. It’s so delicious and comforting, perfect for fall baking season!
Upside Down Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake is like giant cinnamon roll, only better having cream cheese filling and ooey-gooey homemade caramel sauce and fresh apples on top. Serve it up for breakfast or brunch, or simply as a dessert or snack. It’s so delicious and comforting, perfect for fall baking season!

Ingredients
  • 2 x 8 oz. refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or crescent dough sheets
  • 2 Tablespoons butter-melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 8 oz. cream cheese-softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For Caramel Sauce:
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2–3 apples-peeled and cut in ¼ inch slices

Instructions
  1. Spray 9 x 2-inch round cake pan with non-stick spray, line the bottom with circle of parchment paper, then spray the paper and set aside.
  2. To make the caramel, in a saucepan over medium heat melt ¾ cup butter, add heavy cream, then stir in sugar, salt, corn syrup and vanilla. Stir until sugar dissolve. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes until it starts thickening. Pour half of the sauce in prepared pan and reserve remaining caramel for serving.
  3. Melt 2 Tablespoons butter and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together 1/3 cup light brown sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon and set aside.
  5. Mix cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar and vanilla and set aside.
  6. Arrange sliced apples in the bottom of the pan in caramel sauce.
  7. On a parchment paper lightly dusted with flour, spread 1 crescent dough sheet and set aside. If using crescent rolls, seal the perforation to make 1 large rectangle.
  8. Repeat the process with second tube of crescent dough. Spread cream cheese mixture over the first crescent dough rectangle.