This caramelized upside down apple cake is just the thing if you want to offer something special: juicy, fruity and with a little added thyme perfect for enjoying a Sunday afternoon coffee with family and friends!
Vorbereiten / Prep:20mins
Kochen / Cooking:1hr35mins
Portionen / Servings: 1pan (approx. 24 cm diameter)
Author: Patricia Spieker
Zutaten / Ingredients
6-7medium sizeapplesfairly sour varieties, like Boskop, Granny Smith or Jonagold
1large pinch ofsalt
For the dough:
115gbuttersoft, on room temperature
somethyme leaves, icing sugar
Anleitung / Instructions
Peel the apples, cut them in half and remove the core and stalk with a knife or ball cutter. The apples will shrink a little during the baking process and the pan should be well filled - therefore cut into slightly smaller pieces if needed.
Place the butter, sugar and cinnamon sticks into an ovenproof pan and allow the sugar to slowly caramelize over medium heat. Stir only, when almost all the sugar is caramelized (takes about 10 minutes) - then add a large pinch of salt.
When everything is melted, place the apple halves or pieces with the core side upwards into the pan. Reduce the heat slightly and let it simmer on low heat for about 1 hour until the apples are permeated with caramel. Be careful, however, so that they do not overcook!
Preheat the oven to 175° C top and bottom heat.
Meanwhile, we prepare the dough: stir the soft butter with the sugar until foamy.
Add the eggs gradually. Then work in the flour and baking powder until you have a smooth dough.
Once the apples are ready, spread the dough evenly over the fruits with a tablespoon. Smooth it and bake on the middle rail in the oven for about 25 minutes.
When the cake is ready, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Using a knife, gently loosen the edge of the cake from the pan and remove from the pan.
Garnish with a few thyme leaves and enjoy!
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