Monday, April 30, 2012

Blackberry-Apple Upside Down Cake

Hello, I'm baaaack !!! I've been neglecting my blog for far too long, but each time I log in to post a recipe all hell brakes loose in my house, and then I forget about it. My children know when to start fights or in need of help when I start something, you know like when you're on the phone, and they start asking you questions or say something strange that the other person can hear and make you turn red!!!!
Anyway none of that today, so I wanted to share with you this beautiful and easy blackberry-apple upside down cake. It is a nice change from it's pineapple sister and it really has a nice little WOW effect !!

It all start with start with the fruitmance (you know a fruit romance !!! I know it's far fetch) of the blackberry and the apple..

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a lightly greased 9-inch round cake pan (with sides that are at least 2 inches high) over low heat. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with brown sugar; drizzle honey over brown sugar. Arrange apple slices in concentric circles over brown sugar mixture, overlapping as needed; sprinkle with blackberries.

Beat granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

 Sift together flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Stir in vanilla. Spoon batter over blackberries in pan.

Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of cake to loosen. Invert cake onto a serving plate, spooning any topping in pan over cake.

Serve it just as is, or with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream if you like. Enjoy!!!!

Ingredients :

3/4 cup butter, softened and divided
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large Gala apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 cup fresh blackberries (cranberries would work too)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract