The weather has played a mean trick on us this week. Instead of the beautiful 60 and 70 degree weather we’d been enjoying, we now have full sun and a high of 87. Not my favorite in late September. Did someone not get the memo that tomorrow is the first day of fall?! I will power through until the temperature drops next week, and eat cake of course. To celebrate the first day of fall we’re making Caramel Apple Upside Down cake today. Yes it is every bit as good as it sounds! Say it again with me – Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake. Yum!
If you have an orchard around definitely pick up a tart, crisp, local variety to bake into your cake. We aren’t going to the orchard until next week, so I guess I’ll just have to make it again. Oh darn. I used Gala for this one and it turned out great. This recipe has a lot of steps but it’s not as difficult as it might seem. If you have the patience (it doesn’t actually take that long) spiral your apples in a pattern on the bottom of the pan. You can see the cake pushed my apples apart in the middle as it rose but it’s still cool looking.