Monday, September 12, 2011

Favorite One-Egg Apple Upside Down Cake

Favorite One-Egg Apple Upside Down Cake
2 cups sifted cake flour or all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening or butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 Apples thinly sliced

1.                  Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease well and flour two 8 by 1 ½ -inch layer-cake pans, or a 9-by-9-by1 3/4 –inch baking pan.

2.                  Peel and slice apples. Layer on the bottom of cake pan.  Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

3.                  Into large bowl of electric mixer, sift flour with sugar, baking powder, and salt.

4.                  Add shortening and milk.  At medium speed beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping side of bowl and guiding mixture into beaters with rubber scraper.

5.                  Add egg and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer.

6.                  Pour batter into prepared pans; bake layers 25 to 30 minutes; square 30 to 35 minutes; or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.

7.                  Cool in pans 10 minutes.  Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks.  Fill and frost as desired.

Cake prepared and photo taken by Shirley-Ann Pearman
Recipe was taken from McCall’s Cookbook section on “One-Bowl Cakes”.  I found the cake to be very light and great for a nice summer cake.  Apple added an additional sweet flavour to the original “Favorite One-Egg Cake”.   Very straight forward, easy, nice and tasty recipe.
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