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Apple Upside Down Cake

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

45 Minutes






  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided

  • 5 medium apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened apple juice

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2

Cover the bottom of a 10x15-inch baking pan with brown sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon. Layer apple slices on top.

Step 3

Place flour, apple juice, white sugar, butter, eggs, milk, remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until completely smooth, 5 to 10 minutes; the longer you mix, the fluffier the cake will be.

Step 4 

Pour batter over apples in the baking pan, making sure they are evenly covered.

Step 5

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Place a large serving dish over the cake and carefully flip over.

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