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Apple Maple Upside-Down Cake

Servings: 9
A delicious apple cake flavored with real maple syrup is just the right thing to serve during the autumn and winter seasons when so many apple varieties are available. I suggest using Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apples.

Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream.

1 tbsp. unsalted butter or margarine, softened
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup real maple syrup
2 large cooking apples, peeled, cored, sliced thin
Whipped cream (optional)

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together butter or margarine, sugar and egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until smooth.

In a small saucepan, bring maple syrup just to a boil; pour into a greased 8" x 8" x 2" baking pan. Carefully top with a single layer of apple slices. Pour batter evenly on top. Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into cake portion comes out clean. Immediately invert onto serving platter. Cool slightly. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream or a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream .

Makes 9 servings.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: November 19, 2002