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Upside-Down Apple-Spice Cake

upside-down apple-spice cake Dessert
Upside-Down Apple-Spice Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 15

A spiced- apple version of the classic pineapple upside-down cake we all know and love, Upside-Down Apple Spiced Cake features fresh chopped apples, toasted walnuts and a buttery brown-sugar sauce. Made easy and in only one hour thanks to Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ spice cake mix, you could actually serve this cake upside down and it would still be delicious!

Updated July 24, 2019
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix


  • 1/2
    cup butter
  • 2/3
    cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1
    cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 1/2
    lb apples, peeled, chopped (3 large)
  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ spice cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 13x9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar and walnuts over butter; stir to combine. Sprinkle chopped apples in pan.
  • 2
    Mix cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Pour batter over apples and walnuts in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on cooling rack 2 minutes; run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down on pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve cake warm.

  • A brown sugar sauce ends up as the gooey top for this moist apple cake.
  • The cake needs to be turned out of the pan shortly after it's removed from the oven or the fruit will stick. Be armed with hot pads and a cake plate or a board.
  • Serve with sweetened whipped cream or an 8-oz container of frozen (thawed) whipped topping (3 cups) if desired. For 3 cups of sweetened whipped cream, in a chilled medium bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and two tablespoons granulated sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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