Upside-Down Butterscotch Apple Sour Cream Cake

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Alright, I know I’m in trouble for not posting lately but I have a good excuse. I have been having some tooth problems. Today I had my first out of two root canal visits. Not the best thing I have ever been through…

So while I have been writhing in pain the thought of cooking or posting kept getting pushed aside. I’m starting to finally feel a little better so I decided to share this delicious cake with you. It combines apples, butterscotch and cake…what’s not to love? Oh another great thing. It’s beyond easy to make. Just one word of advice. Flip it out of the pan when it says too. Don’t do what I did which was pull it out of the oven, take a nap and then realize that the delicious topping as adhered to the bottom of your pan and is not flipping over. It would have also helped if I followed directions and used a nonstick pan. I tried to get old fashioned and used my cast iron skillet. Which I still think would have worked if I hadn’t fallen asleep….



Upside-Down Butterscotch Apple Sour Cream Cake


For Cake:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter - room temperature
2/3 cup baker's sugar (superfine sugar) or regular sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 Golden Delicious apple - peeled, cored, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)

For Butterscotch-Caramel Apples:
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) - unsalted butter
1/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/3 cup butterscotch morsels
2 8-ounce Golden Delicious apples - peeled, halved, cored, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Source: Epicurious


For Cake:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until blended. Beat in flour mixture, then sour cream. Stir in chopped apple. Set aside while preparing butterscotch-caramel apples.

For butterscotch-Caramel Apples:
Melt butter in 10-inch-diameter nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add brown sugar and butterscotch morsels; stir until melted and smooth and mixture is bubbling, about 2 minutes. Add apple slices to skillet and cook until golden brown, using tongs to turn slices, about 3 minutes per side (there will be a lot of liquid in skillet). Remove skillet from heat and let cool 3 minutes. Using tongs, arrange apple slices in skillet in concentric circles or other pattern.

Carefully spoon cake batter in small dollops atop apples in skillet. Using offset spatula, gently spread batter evenly to edges of skillet (batter will seem to float on top of apples and pan juices). Bake until cake is golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in skillet 10 minutes. Run knife around edges of cake to loosen. Place large platter atop skillet. Using oven mitts or pot holders, hold platter and skillet firmly together and invert, allowing cake to settle onto platter. Serve cake warm.

17 Responses to “Upside-Down Butterscotch Apple Sour Cream Cake”

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    Veronica — October 20, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I saw your status update on facebook about that and Twitter too. So you still have to get another one done? Yikes, I don’t envy you at all! Did you see what I said about my second root canal? The orthodontist totally squirted bleach in my eye and my eyelid got all puffy and old-mannish for the rest of the day. So hopefully you had none of that. 🙂

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    Joanne — October 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Oh babe root canals are the WORST! My dad had one a few years ago and he was a misery to be around at the time. A serious. Misery.

    So I forgive you. Especially because you apologized with such a gorgeous cake. Mmm. Butterscotch.

  3. #
    Cakelaw — October 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    This looks fabulous Brandy – and sour cream cakes are always so moist and tangy.

  4. #
    Faith — October 21, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Oh no, I hope you’re feeling better! The cake looks fantastic…lol, I probably would use my cast iron for it too! 😉

  5. #
    Keeley — October 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Yikes! Sorry to hear about your tooth problems!

    This looks yummy. I bookmarked it some weekend in the near future.

  6. #
    Heavenly Housewife — October 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Oh no, a root canal :(, how horrid. I hope this yummy cake makes the pain go away 😉
    *kisses* HH

  7. #
    Dana - Food for Thought — October 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Ohh no, I hope you’re feeling better!! At least you have such a yummy cake to lift your spirits!!!

  8. #
    Blond Duck — October 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I hope you feel better! 🙁

  9. #
    Debbie — October 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    You poor thing….I have had a root canal and decided from now on no more for me…I will have the tooth pulled!!! The cake looks tasty and hope you are on the mend soon!!!

  10. #
    Joyti — October 22, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Hmm, that looks delicious. I love butterscotch, and its been waaaay too long since I’ve had any.
    Good luck with root canals…

  11. #
    grace — October 22, 2010 at 3:39 am

    apples and butterscotch–what a masterful and divine combination! this is a gorgeous and remarkably elegant cake, brandy!

  12. #
    Donna — October 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    That looks so delicious…
    I feel bad for you.. whenever I have tooth issues/dentist issues, I always take some shots of jack.. jack daniels.. it will help:)

  13. #
    jenn — October 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Boo for root canals! But YAY for cakes. Take it easy.

  14. #
    Emily @Cleanliness — October 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    This is perfection! Thanks so much for submitting this to my challenge!

  15. #
    Reeni — October 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Hope your feeling better! Love this! Butterscotch apples sound crazy good!

  16. #
    Emily @Cleanliness — October 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Oh my gah…

    Send some to me, already, woman!

  17. #
    mangocheeks — November 8, 2010 at 2:51 am

    This looks so delightfully yummy.

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