Apple Upside Down Coffee Cake Recipe

As apple season wanes with the cold snaps hitting us, Chef Brian has a great recipe to incorporate the last of your fresh-picked fruit. Perfect to share with out-of-town guests for breakfast or after dinner!
Apple Upside Down Coffee Cake
Yields one 9-inch cake.
Paste and Topping
2-3 apples
1 ½ oz butter, room temp
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup almond flour
4 ounces butter, room temp
1 cup brown sugar packed
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon rum
1 cup milk
Paste and Topping
  • Make a paste with butter, sugar, and cinnamon
  • Spread on bottom of pan
  • Arrange apples on top


  • Cream butter and sugar
  • Add eggs 1 x 1
  • Add flavorings
  • Add 1/3 sifted dry ingredients
  • Add ½ milk
  • Add 1/3 sifted dry ingredients
  • Add rest of milk
  • Add last 1/3 dry ingredients
  • Bake 350 for 45 to 50 minutes

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