Upside-down apple cake

by Ed Halmagyi


  • 4 apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup milk


1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Fry the apple wedges with 25g butter and 50g sugar for 5 minutes, until lightly softened. Arrange in the bottom of a lined large loaf pan and dust with cinnamon.
2 Beat the remaining butter and sugar until light and creamy, then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the flour and milk then bake for 40 minutes until a skewer can be inserted and removed cleanly. Cool briefly then invert to serve.

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