Apple Upside Down Cake

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This Apple Upside Down Cake recipe is one the oldest recipes in my collection and definitely one of my favorites. One of the ingredients for this cake is cornmeal, which is a little unusual, but it works so well in here! The cornmeal gives the cake a beautiful golden color and an unexpected crunch that contrast with the softness and fluffiness of the cake. Pair with reach caramel and thinly sliced apples, this cake is simply delightful. I hope you love it as much as I do.

What you need to make Apple Upside Down Cake


Brown sugar

Granulated Sugar




All-purpose flour


Baking powder





Powder sugar

Whipped cream for serving

Helpful Tips

Because of the coarse texture of the cornmeal the batter might look a little lumpy, that is ok. They cake will come out super soft with a slightly crunchy from the cornmeal. This cake is different to any other cake I’ve had, and it is definitely one of my favorites.

I have also made different variations of this cake depending on the season. Apples, Pears and Peaches are all equally delicious. I like the lightness of fresh whipped cream for a fall cake (apples or cake) but for summer (peaches), I love to top it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Simply perfect!


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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