This isn’t the upside down cake you are probably used to seeing. It has apple instead of pineapple. It would also be great with peach.
It is so yummy!

You will need a 9″ square pan.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


1-1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

1 large apple, peeled and sliced OR 2 smaller apples
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons lemon juice

To make the cake, put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on medium until the batter is smooth.
Set aside.

For the topping, pour the butter into the bottom of the baking pan. Tilt the pan to coat the whole bottom.
Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Sprinkle evenly over the butter.
Lay the apple slices over the brown sugar mixture.
Sprinkle with the lemon juice.

Pour the cake batter over the apple slices and spread evenly.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the cake.

Lay a plate or flat pan (that is bigger than the cake ) over the cake pan and invert.
Leave the pan for a few minutes.
Lift off pan and cake should be on the plate.

Serve warm or cold. Plain or with whipped cream or ice cream.

Serves 9-12.