Upside-Down Apple Cake in Cast Iron Skillet - My Recipe -

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  1. Place your oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare the topping, melting the 1/3 cup butter in a 10 cast iron skillet ((2 deep), over low heat.
  3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the brown sugar and ground cinnamon (or apple pie spices) using a fork.
  4. Spread this mixture evenly over the bottom of the skillet and arrange the apple slices over the butter/sugar mixture in the skillet.
  5. In a mixer, blend cake mix, 1 stick melted butter, sour cream, dark corn syrup, eggs and ground cinnamon.
  6. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes longer until creamy.
  7. Pour the batter over the top of the apples in the skillet and then place the skillet in the oven and bake at 350ºF. for 40-45 minutes and bake until the cake rises high in the skillet, (it will spring back when lightly pressed with your finger when it's done).
  8. Remove skillet and cool cake in the pan for 5-10 minutes and then run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the sides of the pan and carefully flip upside down onto a serving plate.
  9. Cool completely for about 15 minutes and serve warm with vanilla ice cream if you like.
  10. I have made this cake with Duncan Hines Caramel flavor cake mix and the taste is excellent, too.
  11. NOTE: this cake can also be made in these baking pans. Just prepare the butter, brown sugar and spices in a skillet over the stove and then pour this mixture in the baking pan sprayed with cooking oil, add the apple slices, pour the batter and bake it.
  12. Here is a guide to bake the cake in those pan sizes:
  13. Pan Size: 13x9 inches - Oven Temp: 350ºF. - Baking time: 30-35 minutes.
  14. Pan Size: 9x9 inches - Oven Temp: 350ºF. - Baking time: 35-40 minutes.
  15. Pan Size: 8x8 inches - Oven Temp: 325ºF. - Baking time: 50-55 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2512.17 Kcal (10518 kJ)
Calories from fat 2097.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 233.11g 359%
Cholesterol 53.7mg 18%
Sodium 525.17mg 22%
Potassium 183.24mg 4%
Total Carbs 80.54g 27%
Sugars 75.36g 301%
Dietary Fiber 2.82g 11%
Protein 3.02g 6%
Vitamin C 3.8mg 6%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 45.3mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 190.23 Kcal (796 kJ)
Calories from fat 158.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.65g 359%
Cholesterol 4.07mg 18%
Sodium 39.77mg 22%
Potassium 13.88mg 4%
Total Carbs 6.1g 27%
Sugars 5.71g 301%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 11%
Protein 0.23g 6%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 6%
Iron 0.1mg 5%
Calcium 3.4mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 69.1
  • 69

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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