January 14, 2018

# Cake

Mapple Upside-Down Cake





What do you get when you put maple and apple together... Mapple Cake!


This cake recipe is adapted from one of my favorite bloggers! Her name is Joy and she runs Joy the Baker. I recently got her cookbook Homemade Decadence and decided that this apple cake recipe would be the perfect Christmas Eve Dinner dessert!
I made a few changes to heathify the recipe but you could probably do even more if you wanted to make it more healthy or less if you don't!
The cake, by the way, was to die for!
It is dense yet fluffy and has the best apple taste throughout.
Mapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients

Apples:
2 gala, fuji, or granny smith apples (you may need just one large), cored, peeled, and sliced into wedges
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 tbsp butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Cake:
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease and line a 9x2" round baking dish
2. Arrange apple slices in the bottom of the pan, fanning the apples out into a circle
3. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Combine maple syrup, 4 tbsp of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat butter until it melts and the mixture begins to simmer. Remove pan from heat and pour half of syrup over apples. Save the other half of this mixture to serve with the finished cake. If you do not wish to serve the cake with a syrup then you can make just half of this mixture.
4. For the cake, in a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
5. In another bowl, combine melted coconut oil, Greek yogurt, eggs, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and grated apple. Add this mixture into the flour mixture and stir well. 
6. Dollop the batter on top of the apples and smooth out 
7. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes then invert cake and turn it on to a serving dish. Loosen the edges of the cake with a knife if needed. Remove wax paper and drizzle with reserved syrup.
8. Serve with whipped cream if desired


4 comments:

  1. Sounds so yummy! My mouth watered as I read the post. I always love something with apples around the holidays! The smell, warmth and taste just make you feel cozy!

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    1. Thanks for reading! I agree apples are just perfect for the holidays

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  2. That almost looks too pretty to eat! I’ll give it a shot though. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. ��

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    1. let me know how you like it if you do! It's a lovely cake

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