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Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake

This sweet treat will have you drooling for more! Tart apples are baked with rich dulce de leche and brown sugar to create an irresistible cake that's perfect for fall.

Tasty Team
88% would make again
Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake


for 5 servings

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (185 g)
  • ⅓ cup sugar (65 g)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup oil (80 mL)
  • ⅓ cup milk (80 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dulce de leche (225 mL)
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • vanilla ice cream

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 444
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 73g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 44g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the dulce de leche and stir until mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Immediately pour the dulce de leche mixture into a round baking pan.
  5. Layer the apples in a circular pattern with each one overlapping the other. Repeat until the entire bottom of the pan is covered.
  6. Pour the cake batter on top of the apples and spread the batter evenly on top.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, then cool until bottom is slightly warm.
  8. Place a large round plate on top of the cake pan, then flip quickly. Give the cake pan a few pats to make sure the cake is released, then lift off the pan.
  9. Slice and serve with ice cream!
  10. Enjoy!
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Caramel Apple Upside-Down Cake