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Caramel Apple Accidental Upside-Down Cake

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 cups crisp apples (like Cortland, Red Delicious, or Fuji), peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup carmael candy corn
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the sides and bottom of a 9x9 inch glass dish with cooking spray. Don't be stingy!

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs.

Add remaining ingredients except for apples and caramels, stir until just combined.

Fold in apples and caramels.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 - 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown and crusty and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely in the pan before running a knife around the edges and tipping out.

Slice into squares and serve upside down, so caramel drips over the sides.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I'm glad you enjoyed them, geralyn! The original recipe does not call for any caramel at all, so yes, they are great that way, too! I've also used caramel squares, but only the candy corn gives you that gooey layer. I got them on clearance last year to try them out and this was one attempt to get rid of the whole bag :)

Created these delicious "brownies" yesterday with the following substitution: used one 11 oz bag of Kraft Caramel Bits in place of the candy corn (I mean who buys candy corn, anyways). The brownies were sensational; very moist and loaded with apples. The caramel bits did not melt into a puddle of caramel, creating a traditional upside-down cake, but stayed mixed into the batter, adding a chewy quality. The bits that did sink to the bottom ended up crunchy for a nice texture. Very yummy. Probably would also be good without any caramel at all.

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