Apple Red Raspberry Upside Down Cake

By on October 1, 2014

Apple Red Raspberry Upside Down Cake

This simple yet complex Apple Red Raspberry Upside Down Cake dessert recipe is perfect for the Apple Season!


  • 3/4 c butter softened and divided
  • 1/2 c firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 honey or agave syrup
  • 2 large Gala apples peeled and cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 c fresh raspberries– or use the ones you froze over the summer! 
*Blueberries, Blackberries or Cherries are also acceptable
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ c unbleached cake flour (like King Arthur’s)
  • 1 c superfine sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Melt ¼ cup butter in a lightly greased 9”round cake pan (sides should be 2” high) over low heat
  • Remove pan from heat and sprinkle with brown sugar and honey/agave
  • Arrange apple slices in concentric circles over the brown sugar…over lapping decoratively as needed
  • Sprinkle raspberries over the top
  • In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and ½ cup of butter at medium speed using a hand mixer until blended
  • Mix flour and baking soda together and add to sugar mixture alternating with the milk and ending with flour
  • Blend well and stir in vanilla
  • Spoon batter over fruit
  • Bake 45-50 minutes until wooden toothpick comes clean from the center
  • Cool on a rack for 10 minutes
  • Run knife along the edges and invert onto serving plate
  • Spoon any topping in the pan on top of the apples.

Serve warm as is or with Creme Fraiche or vanilla ice cream. Serves 8. Enjoy!

Recipe Provided By:
The Farm Table Restaurant
138 Spring Street
Ellijay, GA
770. 855. 3754

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