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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Upside down apple pie coffee cake

Upside Down Cake

This cake is a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays. It is simple to make, and so nice to have with that first cup of coffee in the morning. You will find all sorts of ways to prepare it to make  it special  in your home as well.

Here is what  you'll need to make this simple yet yummy cake:

1 box white or yellow cake mix
5-7 apples, firm apples like  Granny Smith are ideal
1 cup of sugar
1 stick of margarine
1-2 packets of instant oatmeal, apple cinnamon flavored
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 glass 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish (optional, but preferred)


Step one
Lightly butter the interior of your baking side and set aside.

Step two
In a medium to large skillet, saute your peeled apple slices until they are semi soft with one stick of melted margarine. Add in sugar, spices, vanilla extract and the two packets of instant oatmeal. Pour into the glass baking dish in an even layer and either set aside or place into the refrigerator until needed.

Step three
In large bowl prepare cake mix as directed on the box.

Step four
Pour cake mix over the apple mixture in the glass baking dish and bake at the temperature suggested on the box. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, usually depending on your oven around 25-35 minutes.

Step five
Once cake has baked, allow to thoroughly cool. Run a butter knife along the edges so cake will come away from the dish easily.

Step six (optional)
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or tin foil, and place cookie sheet over the top of the cake, gently invert the cake so that the apple pie cake flips onto the cookie sheet. If a few pieces of apple remain stuck to the dish simply remove them with a butter knife or spoon and replace them on the top of the cake. Garnish with additional cinnamon, and apple slices. Enjoy!

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