A Homemade Cake Recipe
Maple Syrup Apple Cake

This homemade cake recipe, an Upside Down Apple Cake was whipped up in a hurry as I needed a special treat in a flash for some builders who had done a terrific job for us that morning.  The lads appreciated something homemade specially for them.

Our homemade moist upside down maple syrup apple cake

Rating: Easy
Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Hands-Off Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: 7
Steps: 2 then bake

Luscious Moist Homemade Cake Recipe

Maple Syrup Apple Cake

This scrumptious homemade recipe makes 1 large (23 cm/9 inch) round cake or 2 loaf cakes.

Just Add

• 2 apples sliced thinly

• 4 tbsp maple syrup

• 1 block/8 oz/250gm butter

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 tbsp golden syrup

• 4 eggs, beaten

• 1 1/2 cups self raising flour

Here's what to do:

• Preheat oven at 360F/180C

• Pour maple syrup into the base of either one round silicone baking "tin" or two silicone loaf "tins", so that the base is completely covered

• Attractively layer the apple slices on the base of the baking molds

• Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large saucepan

• As soon as the butter melts, take it off the heat immediately. But keep stirring till the sugar and butter mixture becomes thick

• Add beaten egg and combine

• Add flour and fold in gently till the batter is smooth

• Pour mixture into the silicone bake-ware

• Bake for 30 minutes till golden brown and the cake tester comes out "clean"

• Stand for 10 minutes in the bake-ware then place a serving plate over it

• Turn the baking "tin" upside down so that it drops onto the serving plate with the base now at the top

• You have an upside down cake

The result is glossy with the fruit layer now at the top... and it's super delicious.

Easy Recipes Tips
Homemade Cake Recipe

  • Use non-stick bakeware to save time so you don't have to line and grease the molds.

  • After baking, to prevent the cake sticking to the pan while it cools, gently pull on the sides of the bake ware to loosen the cake from the "tin". 

  • Always preheat the oven. The oven cavity should be at an even temperature before baking.

This, truly is a sensational recipe with the authentic homemade touch! Master the homemade recipe for a No Fail Basic Butter Cake and experiment with your own variations to create your own signature recipe.

I based this recipe on the proportions of the No Fail Homemade Basic Butter Cake and made variations to that recipe by layering apple and maple syrup in the base.

As usual, I made two loaf cakes, one to give away as a gift and the other for the family.

And... as usual, this homemade recipe was a fabulous success!

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