How to Make Apple-Pie Upside-Down Bundt Cake

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Hello everyone! In this blog post, I will be sharing a recipe with you for my upside-down apple pie Bundt cake. I made this at least twice in November and it was a huge hit with the whole family. I thought at that time, why have the traditional apple pie and pumpkin pie we always have when we can have something completely different? Why not break tradition? I’m telling you all that this cake will not last for more than a day and a half at my house because it’s so delicious. Now I am going to share the recipe and bear with me here because it does get a little trickier than it looks. So, patience is definitely needed for this.

Here is the list of ingredients you will need:

  • 1 box of yellow cake mix.
  • 2 apples, at the very least.
    • Note: We went to a farmer’s market for our apples. When I first made it, I used gala apples. The second time, I used Granny Smith ones. I think buying the apples from a farmer’s market is a good idea because they tell you which type is best for baking.
  • Nutmeg.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Sugar.
  • Butter (to grease the pan).

I am about to give out the instructions and keep in mind, it does take patience because after all it does get tricky.

1. First thing you do is prepare the cake mix as instructed on the box. Doesn’t matter which brand of cake mix you use because I think most call for just water, eggs, and vegetable oil. I like using Betty Crocker because it’s my favorite. Once you have prepared the cake mix, place it in an airtight container until ready to use.

2. Next, cut up the apples in small slices and sauté them in a frying pan. I think using apples that you buy from the market is a lot fresher and making the filling yourself is tastier because you know what’s in it and it’s not so sweet, like the apple pie filling. Anyway, add a pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar to the apples while they are sautéing. Then add a bit of water to them to give them a bit of moisture. Taste a piece of apple to see if they are to your liking. Usually as I’m stirring them, I like to do that. Keep sautéing them until the apples are a soft texture and then remove from heat.

3. Once you have the apples softened, get the Bundt cake pan out. You will need the softened butter because that’s how you will grease your pan. The butter keeps the cake from sticking to the pan. One thing I should mention is that the butter has to be all over the inside of the pan so that none of the cake gets stuck when you go to transfer it to a plate. Also, it makes cleaning the pan a bit easier!

4. Depending how your oven works, I recommend baking the cake to 250 degrees, so it doesn’t burn. It’s going to take at least 30 minutes or so. When I first made it, we needed to take a toothpick to check it and if it came out clean, then you know it’s done. Once it’s done and out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes to prevent burning yourself.

Here are some tips on serving the cake. There are 3 ways you can enjoy your piece of cake. You can have it with either ice cream or whipped cream. If you prefer to just have it with no topping, then that’s fine too. There is no wrong way to eat it and it tastes delicious either way! Oh, I forgot to mention that if you love caramel and apples, then you could add caramel to the apples when you sauté them. I know I do. It’s like having a caramel apple pie but in cake form. When I couldn’t have an actual caramel apple because I had a broken tooth, I had a caramel apple pie as an alternative. I hope you enjoy reading this post and you have fun making this cake too. I know you all will love it as much as my family and I do. Thank you for letting me share my recipe with you all. Enjoy and have a wonderful day!

Annie Snow

Annie is 30 years and old and eager to gain blogging experience. She’s also an aspiring artist learning to make jewelry and other crafts with the hopes of one day sharing her creations with the world online. Annie’s a hard worker and is always there for her family, whether it’s helping out around the house or just curling up on the couch with them and their pets for some relaxation and bonding. You can always count on her to quote movie lines just to make you laugh or to learn new recipes to share delicious food and baked goods with you.

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