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Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake

Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Apples and gingerbread work well together as a perfect flavor pairing in this twist on the traditional pineapple upside-down cake. It's a warmly spiced cake for fall or great as a different take on plain holiday gingerbread cake.

Apple Gingerbread Upside-Down Cake Recipe


Apple Layer:

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 large apples, peeled and sliced


Gingerbread Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup hot water



1. Pour butter into a 9-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar.

2. Arrange apples cut side up in a single layer over sugar; set aside.

3. For gingerbread, in a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in molasses.

4. Combine dry ingredients; add to sugar mixture alternately with hot water, beating well after each.

5. Pour over apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

6. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.

Other Great Gingerbread Recipes to Try

After giving this delicious apple gingerbread upside-down cake a try, give some of these other gingerbread ideas a go! These are different than your typical gingerbread man ideas; we think gingerbread men are great, but sometimes switching things up is even better!

Making a regular gingerbread cake is a great place to start. This cake is a wonderful finale to any holiday meal, and will surely be appreciated by all. It's a way to maintain the status quo while still changing things up. You'll get the flavor you know and love from gingerbread men, but in cake form.

If you're in need of a dessert for a fancy holiday dinner, why not give gingerbread cheesecake a try? We bet most of you out there haven't yet tried this type of cheesecake. It may sound a little odd, but we promise it is absolutely worth trying.

Finally, make some gingerbread fudge for the kids! Fudge isn't as hard to make as you might think. Getting a good fudge recipe down is a great idea; from there, you can customize it with whatever flavor you like! Gingerbread fudge can make for a great stocking stuffer for the kids.

We have several great gingerbread dessert recipes on our site, so be sure to check them all out! Bookmark each and every one that you're interested in so you can find it quickly. Happy baking!

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