Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Gingerbread upside down apple cake

14 comments Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Desserts and Sweets

I discovered this delicious apple cake at Smiten Kitchens blog. It seemed to be a fairly easy recipe and the thought of caramel in connection with apples and molasses was convincing me. A moist gingerbread batter combines perfectly all wintery flavours.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

baking time: 50 minutes

simple recipe


    for the topping:

  • 80 gram brown sugar
  • 4 table spoons brown sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 apples peeled and cut into wedges
  • for the batter:

  • 4 soup spoons soft butter
  • 100 gram sugar
  • a large egg
  • a small glas of buttermilk
  • 50 gram mollasses
  • 50 gram honey
  • 250 gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon o baking powder
  • half a tea spoon of salt
  • 1 tea spoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Preparation of the toping:

Melt the sugar with the butter in a small pot on the stove. Save some butter to grease the pan.

Let the sugar boil for a moment, it will caramellize. Now add the salt.

Pour the butter sugar mixture into the baking pan. Now make cirkles with the apple wedget ontop of the caramel. This is crucial for the visual appearance of the cake later on as this part will be faving up.

Preparing the batter:

Mix Butter and sugar in a bowl until creamy.

In a seperate bowl mix the egg, the honey, the buttermilk and the molasses.

In a third bowl mix the flourer, the baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt.

Now you start mixing ingredients into the butter mixture. Tage a few spoons of the egg mixture and blend it into the butter mixture. then take some o the flour mixture and blen it into the butter mixture. Repeat these steps until all ingredients are mixed. Step by step.

Now pour the batter over the apple nd spread out well.

Bake in the pre-heated oven at 160 degrees centigrade for 50 minutes. (mine took a bit longer). You cn always poke with a tooth pick into the cake. When the toothpick comes out dry, the cake is done.

TIP: You can serve the cake with ice cream, creme fraiche or whipped cream.

The German version of this recipe you can find here.

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  1. Gingerbread apple cake sounds amazing, what a great idea!

  2. What a delightful cake! That flavor combo is fantastic!

    I received my book 2 days ago and I wish to thank you for that great gift! I really love it. The pictures and recipes are wonderful.

    Cheers and have a lovely weekend,


  3. Hi Rosa,

    I am glad you like it! Nice that you even got it before Christmas. I was a bit worried.
    All the best

  4. The cake sounds delicious. I love anything with apples in it. Where can I get buttercream? I haven’t seen it here in Greece.

  5. Hi Ivy,
    Buttermilk I use. Ξινόγαλα. I get that in every supermarket.

  6. [...] Die englische Version dieses Rezeptes finden Sie hier. [...]

  7. THis sounds like the perfect holiday dessert! Great flavor combination. And lovely photo!

  8. I am bookmarking this recipe Tobias. I am hoping of making it soon. Looks very delectable.

  9. I saw this on Smitten Kitchen, too, and bookmarked it. It looks so great! I really hope I can make it soon but I’m kind of in sweets overload right now.

  10. this cake looks amazing, cant wait to try it, well done! your blog is fantastic! happy xmas, cheers from london

  11. This looks so good! Love your blog too, it looks great!

  12. I am going to try it; we have so many apples here from the orchard and I know my mom for one loves apple cake and she is unable to cook or bake anymore, so that might be a neat surprise.

  13. Loved reading this post, do you also have some sort of newsletter?

  14. Sure, on the right side you can find a subscribe button. Just click!

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