Friday, April 10, 2015

TBB - Cran-Apple Upside Down Cake

Although I'm super late with this post, I couldn't get myself to not blog about it. It will be a brief post though.

Hubby doesn't like sour things. So I knew he wouldn't like the fresh cranberries in this recipe, so I split up the cake in two: one half with cranberries for yours truly, and one half with thinly sliced Gala apples.

Cranberry-Apple Upside Down Cake. Why choose when you can have both? :o)

I cut the recipe in half and baked it in a 6" pan.

Some step-by-step pictures:
Half-n-half (left the peel on the apples)


My slice

Hubby's slice

Final thoughts/tips:

  • Hubby liked this cake a lot. He thought it was a touch on the sweet side, so I explained how it's formulated to go with sour cranberries, not apples. He gave it a 9 out of 10 rating.
  • I loved this cake, but then again, I haven't met a butter/sour cream based Rose cake that I didn't like :) So soft, tender, and moist, with so much flavor.
  • I didn't have much time so I skipped the glaze and the creamy topping. I didn't really miss it, to be honest.
  • My changes:
    • Substituted the lemon zest and juice, with orange zest and apple juice.
    • Added orange zest to the cake batter.
    • Substituted one tablespoon of butter with canola oil.


  1. I love that you made a half and half cake! And I agree, I haven't met a rose sour cream cake I didn't like.

  2. Looks gorgeous in the mini half n half. Zest is a good idea in the cake.

  3. This is such a great idea!!! You are so smart!! I would never have thought of this! Your cake looks amazing and rose very tall!


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