Rows of sweet apple slices are topped with tart cranberries in this pretty upside-down cake.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November 1997


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1 hr 15 mins

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Soak cranberries in Calvados (or cider) in a small bowl until softened, about 10 minutes.

  • Use 2 teaspoons butter to thickly coat bottom and lightly coat sides of a 9-inch square or 7-by-11-inch baking pan. Spread 1/2 cup brown sugar evenly in bottom of pan. Make 3 rows of apple slices over sugar, overlapping them slightly. Sprinkle with reserved cranberries.

  • Melt remaining 4 teaspoons butter. Set aside.

  • Finely grind Zwieback in a food processor. Add flour and salt and process until well combined.

  • Combine eggs, egg whites, vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. With mixer at low speed, add reserved Zwieback mixture and melted butter, beating until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Spoon over the fruit in prepared pan.

  • Bake cake until top is golden and springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Invert cake onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 43.3g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 30.4g; fat 4.8g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 68.8mg; vitamin a iu 172.5IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; folate 38.5mcg; calcium 14mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 6.6mg; potassium 85.2mg; sodium 107.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 other carbohydrate, 1 fat