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Apple-Ginger Upside-Down Cake Recipe

  • Ingredients: 18
  • Serves: 8

Apple-ginger upside-down cake with chilled whipping cream, sugar, ground ginger.

Ingredients

For topping

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples , peeled, quartered, cored, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • 3 tbsps. minced crystallized ginger

For cake

For topping

  • Accompaniment:bourbon butterscotch sauce

For mascarpone cream

  • Special equipment: parchment paper

Assembly:

  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/4 cup roasted hazelnuts

To serve:

Berry compote

Directions

Make topping:

  1. Step 1 Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter 9-inch-diameter cake pan with 2-inch-high sides.
  2. Step 2 Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and cook until mixture bubbles, about 3 minutes.

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  3. Step 3 Remove from heat. Stir in ground ginger. Pour mixture into prepared pan, spreading with spatula to distribute evenly.

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  4. Step 4 Tightly overlap apples atop sugar mixture, making 2 layers of apples. Sprinkle crystallized ginger atop apples.

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Make cake:

  1. Step 5 Mix crystallized ginger with 1 tablespoon flour in small bowl. Sift 1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl.

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  2. Step 6 Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar and butter in large bowl until light and creamy. Beat in eggs 1 at a time.

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  3. Step 7 Beat in vanilla. Mix in sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk. Stir in ginger mixture. Spoon batter atop apples in pan.

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  4. Step 8 Bake cake until brown on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cake in pan on rack 15 minutes.

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  5. Step 9 Run small knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Place platter over cake and invert cake onto platter.
  6. Step 10 Serve warm or at room temperature with cream. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover cake; let stand at room temperature.

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Nutrition information

Calories 558 Carbohydrates 80 g (27%)
Fat 25 g (39%) Protein 5 g (10%)
Saturated Fat 15 g (77%) Sodium 179 mg (7%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g Fiber 1 g (4%)
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g Cholesterol 119 mg (40%)
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Apple Ginger Upside-Down Cake Recipe

  • Ingredients: 34

Apple ginger upside-down cake with 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted, firmly packed light brown sugar, finally chopped crystallized ginger plus additional for garnish, currants or raisins, larger macintosh or granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced thin, fresh lemon juice, all-purpose flour, double-acting baking powder, salt, cinnamon, large eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as an accompaniment.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps. finally chopped crystallized ginger plus additional for garnish
  • 2 tbsps. currants or raisins
  • 1 larger MacIntosh or Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsps. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as an accompaniment

Chocolate Heart Lid

  • 3 oz. imported white chocolate , chopped
  • 3 oz. bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped

Cake

  • 3/4 cup cake flour

Icing

Assembly

Berry Compote

  • 2 1-pint baskets strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 tbsps. sugar
  • 2 tbsps. framboise liqueur or Grand Marnier
  • 2 1/2-pint baskets raspberries

For final assembly and decoration

  • Assorted nonpoisonous flowers

Berry compote

Directions

  1. Step 1 Onto an 8-inch round cake pan pour the butter, swirling the pan, and sprinkle it with brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of the ginger, and the currants.

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  2. Step 2 In a small bowl toss the apple slices with the lemon juice and arrange them evenly over the currants.

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  3. Step 3 Into another small bowl sift together the flour, the baking powder, the salt, and the cinnamon. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat the eggs with the granulated sugar and the vanilla for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and pale and forms a ribbon when the beaters are lifted.

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  4. Step 4 Fold in the flour mixture gently but thoroughly, pour the batter over the apple slices, and bake the cake in the middle of a preheated 400°F.

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  5. Step 5 oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tester comes out clean. Run a sharp knife around the edge of the pan, invert the cake onto a serving plate, and serve it warm with the whipped cream, sprinkled with the additional ginger.

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